thereupon

[ thair-uh-pon, -pawn, thair-uh-pon, -pawn ]
/ ˈðɛər əˌpɒn, -ˌpɔn, ˌðɛər əˈpɒn, -ˈpɔn /

adverb

immediately following that.
in consequence of that.
upon that or it.
with reference to that.

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Origin of thereupon

First recorded in 1125–75, thereupon is from Middle English ther uppon. See there, upon
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thereupon
/ (ˌðɛərəˈpɒn) /

adverb

immediately after that; at that pointthereupon, the whole class applauded
formal upon that thing, point, subject, etc
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