henceadverbuk /hens/ us /hens/ formal
hence adverb (THEREFORE)
- Peter's leaving at the end of this week - hence his anxiety to get his work finished.
- The prime minister was attending the conference, hence all the extra security.
- He's just got a pay rise, hence the new car.
- She's just found out she failed her exams, hence her bad mood.
- The firm is owned by Mark Atkins, hence the name - MA Advertising.