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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: hen 'hence' (12-15 centuries) (from Old English heonan) + -s (as in backwards)

hence

adverb
     
hence W2 formal
1 [sentence adverb] for this reason:
The cost of transport is a major expense for an industry. Hence factory location is an important consideration.
2

ten days hence/five months hence etc

ten days from now, five months from now etc

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