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"whichever" in British English

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whicheverdeterminer, pronoun

uk   /wɪˈtʃev.ər/  us   //
B2 any one from a ​limited set: We can go to the seven o'clock ​performance or the eight - whichever is ​best for you. Either ​Thursday or ​Friday - ​choose whichever ​day is ​best for you.

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whicheverdeterminer

uk   /wɪˈtʃev.ər/  us   //
B2 it is not ​important which: It's going to be ​expensive whichever way you do it. Whichever ​option we ​choose there'll be ​disadvantages.

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

"whichever" in American English

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whicheverpronoun, adjective [not gradable]

 us   /hwɪtʃˈev·ər, wɪtʃ-/
used to say that among ​variouspossibilities, there is no ​importantdifference or that you are ​free to ​choose the one you like: We can go either ​Thursday or ​Friday, whichever is ​best for you. Taxpayers could take ​theirchoice between the ​standarddeduction and ​itemizing, and use whichever ​produced a ​betterresult. It’s going to be ​expensive whichever way you do it.
(Definition of whichever from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “whichever”
in Chinese (Simplified) (有限数目中的)任何一个…
in Turkish herhangi, hangi, her hangi…
in Russian какой бы ни, любой…
in Chinese (Traditional) (有限數目中的)任何一個…
in Polish którykolwiek, jakikolwiek…
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