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"whereby" in British English

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wherebyadverb, conjunction

uk   /weəˈbaɪ/  us   /werˈbaɪ/
C2 by which way or ​method: They've set up a ​plan whereby you can ​spread the ​cost over a two-year ​period. We need to ​devise some ​sort of ​system whereby ​people can ​liaise with each other.
not standard in which, or with which: It's put me in a ​position whereby I can't ​afford to take a ​job.
(Definition of whereby from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wherebyconjunction

 us   /hweərˈbɑɪ, weər-/
by which way or ​method: They’ve set up a ​plan whereby you can ​spread the ​cost over several ​months.
(Definition of whereby from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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