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whereas

conjunction
     
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where‧as S2 W2
1 formal used to say that although something is true of one thing, it is not true of another:
The old system was fairly complicated whereas the new system is really very simple.
Whereas the city spent over $1 billion on its museums and stadium, it failed to look after its schools.
2 lawSCL used at the beginning of an official document to mean 'because of a particular fact'

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