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[th air-uh-pon, -pawn, th air-uh-pon, -pawn]
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  1. immediately following that.
  2. in consequence of that.
  3. upon that or it.
  4. with reference to that.
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Origin of thereupon

First recorded in 1125–75, thereupon is from the Middle English word ther uppon. See there, upon
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  1. immediately after that; at that pointthereupon, the whole class applauded
  2. formal upon that thing, point, subject, etc
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Word Origin and History for thereupon


late 12c., þer uppon; see there + upon.

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