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  • 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.
(Definition of hence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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henceadverb [not gradable]

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for this ​reason; ​therefore: A ​betterworkingenvironmentimproves people’s ​performance, and hence ​productivity.
from this ​time: The ​project should be ​completed by next ​March, six ​months hence.
(Definition of hence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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