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"thereafter" in British English

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thereafteradverb

uk   /ˌðeəˈrɑːf.tər/  us   /ˌðerˈæf.tɚ/ formal
C2 continuing on from a ​particularpoint in ​time, ​especially after something ​else has ​stoppedhappening: He ​left the priesthood in 1970 and ​settled in the Washington ​area shortly thereafter (= ​soon after that).
(Definition of thereafter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thereafter" in American English

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thereafteradverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˌðeərˈæf·tər/
continuing on from a ​particularpoint in ​time, esp. after something ​else has ​stoppedhappening: For the first ​month you’ll be ​working here, and thereafter in Chicago.
(Definition of thereafter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thereafter”
in Chinese (Simplified) 之后,以后…
in Turkish ondan sonra…
in Russian после этого…
in Chinese (Traditional) 之後,以後…
in Polish później, następnie, następny…
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