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English definition of “thereafter”

thereafter

adverb uk   /ˌðeəˈrɑːf.tər/ us    /ˌðerˈæf.tɚ/ formal
C2 continuing on from a particular point in time, especially after something else has stopped happening: He left the priesthood in 1970 and settled in the Washington area shortly thereafter (= soon after that).Starting from a particular timeBefore, after and alreadyAfter and behind
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