wherein

[ hwair-in, wair- ]
/ ʰwɛərˈɪn, wɛər- /

conjunction

in what or in which.

adverb

in what way or respect?

Nearby words

  1. whereat,
  2. whereby,
  3. wherefore,
  4. wherefores,
  5. wherefrom,
  6. whereinto,
  7. whereof,
  8. whereon,
  9. wheresoe'er,
  10. wheresoever

Origin of wherein

First recorded in 1200–50, wherein is from the Middle English word wherin. See where, in

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British Dictionary definitions for wherein

wherein

/ (wɛərˈɪn) archaic, or formal /

adverb

in what place or respect?

pronoun

in which place, thing, etc
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Word Origin and History for wherein

wherein

adv.

early 13c., from where + in. Cf. Dutch waarin, German worin, Swedish vari, Danish hvori.

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