Definition of whereby in English:

whereby

relative adverb

  • By which:

    ‘a system whereby people could vote by telephone’
    • ‘We need a process whereby that self determination can be reflected at a national level.’
    • ‘They also have plans to raise the income thresholds whereby parents can still qualify for the benefit.’
    • ‘It is a vision whereby every child leaves school able to read, write, and do basic arithmetic.’
    • ‘Ruth created an Art Project for her pupils whereby they had to design and create a Tea Pot.’
    • ‘The second means whereby the position of these children was to be enhanced lay in improving the position of the father.’
    • ‘It is the sort of service whereby it would not matter how much was spent, the demand would not be satisfied.’
    • ‘Some countries have laws whereby to buy a new car you must scrap the old one.’
    • ‘Now I'm happy to see a development occur whereby it means something more spiritual.’
    • ‘Last week he ran a competition whereby you had to think of a way to blow a thousand quid so that you could win the same amount.’
    • ‘He had an arrangement whereby he could arrive at any time he needed help.’
    • ‘A plan was put in place whereby she was able to join a special account at her local Credit Union.’
    • ‘This bill was the mechanism whereby that scheme could have been made possible.’
    • ‘We have a very silly situation whereby Queenstown and Taupo are able to open for business and we are not.’
    • ‘Doing that, I am educated whereby I can write constructive letters and also sign my name.’
    • ‘We could have a scenario whereby a Minister was very keen to see certain applications proceed.’
    • ‘The courts there approved a pooling agreement, whereby the assets would be distributed rateably.’
    • ‘There probably hasn't been a time in history whereby there's so much uncertainty.’
    • ‘This follows another story last week whereby prisoners were trying to get permission to vote in elections.’
    • ‘We have all been through the procedure whereby we have discussed our views, and at the end, failed to agree.’
    • ‘Haptic touch is a kind of sense whereby you can take a tool, and you can very quickly come to treat it as if it was part of your body.’

Pronunciation

whereby

/wɛːˈbʌɪ/