[ hwair-uh-pon, -pawn, wair-; hwair-uh-pon, -pawn, wair- ]
/ ˌʰwɛər əˈpɒn, -ˈpɔn, ˌwɛər-; ˈʰwɛər əˌpɒn, -ˌpɔn, ˈwɛər- /


upon what or upon which.
at or after which.
Archaic. upon what?

Origin of whereupon

First recorded in 1300–50, whereupon is from the Middle English word wherupon. See where, upon
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British Dictionary definitions for whereupon


/ (ˌwɛərəˈpɒn) /

sentence connector

at which; at which point; upon which


archaic upon what?
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Word Origin and History for whereupon



c.1300, from where + upon.

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