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hence

adverb uk   /hens/ formal us  

hence adverb (THEREFORE)

C1 that is the reason or explanation for: His mother was Italian, hence his name - Luca.
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hence adverb (FROM NOW)

from this time: The project will be completed at the end of the decade, two years hence.
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