Definition of “hence” - English Dictionary

“hence” in British English

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henceadverb

uk /hens/ us /hens/ formal

hence adverb (THEREFORE)

C1 that is the reason or explanation for:

His mother was Italian, hence his name - Luca.
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hence adverb (FROM NOW)

from this time:

The project will be completed at the end of the decade, two years hence.

(Definition of “hence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“hence” in American English

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henceadverb [ not gradable ]

us /hens/ fml

hence adverb [ not gradable ] (THEREFORE)

for this reason; therefore:

hence adverb [ not gradable ] (FROM NOW)

from this time:

The project should be completed by next March, six months hence.

(Definition of “hence” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)