Meaning of “whereby” in the English Dictionary

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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)

"whereby" in American English

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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)