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English definition of “whereas”

whereas

conjunction     /weərˈæz/ US  /werˈæz/
B2 compared with the fact that; but: He must be about 60, whereas his wife looks about 30. You eat a massive plate of food for lunch , whereas I have just a sandwich .Connecting words which express a contrast Grammar:WhereasWe use the conjunction whereas to indicate a contrast between two facts or ideas:
(Definition of whereas conjunction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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