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whenever

[ wen-ev-er, hwen-, wuhn-, hwuhn- ]
/ wɛnˈɛv ər, ʰwɛn-, wən-, ʰwən- /
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conjunction
at whatever time; at any time when: Come whenever you like.
when? (used emphatically): Whenever did he say that?
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Origin of whenever

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at when, ever
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British Dictionary definitions for whenever

whenever
/ (wɛnˈɛvə) /

conjunction
(subordinating) at every or any time that; whenI laugh whenever I see that
adverb Also: when ever
no matter whenit'll be here, whenever you decide to come for it
informal at an unknown or unspecified timeI'll take it if it comes today, tomorrow, or whenever
an intensive form of when, used in questionswhenever did he escape?
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