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English definition of “whose”

whose

pronoun, determiner uk   /huːz/ us  
B1 used especially in questions when asking about which person owns or is responsible for something: Whose is this bag? Whose bag is this?
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whose

determiner uk   /huːz/ us  
B1 used for adding information about a person or thing just mentioned: Cohen, whose contract expires next week, is likely to move to play for a European club. There was a picture in the paper of a man whose leg had been blown off. They meet in an old house, whose basement has been converted into a chapel. Fraud detectives are investigating the company, three of whose senior executives have already been arrested.
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