Whereby vs Hence - What's the difference?

whereby | hence |


As adverbs the difference between whereby and hence

is that whereby is (interrogative|obsolete) by what, in which direction; how while hence is (archaic) from here, from this place, away.

As a verb hence is

(obsolete) to send away.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

whereby

English

Adverb

(-)
  • (interrogative, obsolete) By what, in which direction; how
  • By which.
  • * 1990 , Local management of schools , Kogan Page Ltd:
  • Other heads saw devolution as a whole new way of life and adopted an approach whereby the power of devolution was used to enable the school to drive the curriculum.
  • (nonstandard) Where.
  • * 1992 , The hotel receptionist , Paige, Jane and Paige, Grace, Cassell Educational:
  • This is an electronic system whereby executives are issued with small bleepers.

    Usage notes

    Use of whereby as a formal equivalent of where'' is nonstandard and is avoided by careful speakers and writers, who use ''where'' or ''in which instead. The term typically fails readability and comprehension review so it is generally avoided in published works. The term is also avoided by speakers as it makes it difficult to understand the message that is trying to be communicated.

    See also

    * thereabout, thereafter, thereagainst, thereat, thereby, therefor, therefore, therefrom, therein, thereinafter, thereof, thereon, thereto, theretofore, thereunder, thereunto, thereupon, therewith, therewithal * hereabout, hereafter, hereat, hereby, herein, hereinafter, hereinbefore, hereinto, hereof, hereon, hereto, heretofore, hereunto, hereunder, hereupon, herewith * whereabouts, whereas, whereafter, whereat, whereby, wherefore, wherefrom, wherein, whereinto, whereof, whereon, whereto, whereunder, whereupon, wherever, wherewith, wherewithal English pronominal adverbs

    hence

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (archaic) from here, from this place, away
  • I'm going hence , because you have insulted me.
    Get thee hence , Satan!
  • * c.1599-1601 , , Act 4, Scene 1,
  • O Gertrude, come away! / The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch, / But we will ship him hence :
  • * 1849 , ,
  • Ye men of Galilee! / Why stand ye looking up to heaven, where Him ye ne’er may see, / Neither ascending hence , nor returning hither again?
  • (archaic, figuratively) from the living or from this world
  • ''After a long battle, my poor daughter was taken hence .
  • (archaic, of a length of time) in the future from now
  • ''A year hence it will be forgotten.
  • (conjunctive) as a result; therefore, for this reason
  • ''I shall go to Japan and hence will not be here in time for the party.
    ''The purse is handmade and hence very expensive.
  • * 1910 , , Section VI: Weak Points and Strong, 8,
  • Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
  • * 1910 , [1513], , Chapter VI,
  • Hence it comes that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
  • * 1731 May 27, ,
  • That hence arises the peculiar Unhappiness of that Business, which other Callings are no way liable to;
  • (temporal location) from this time, from now
  • ''The plane will leave two months hence .

    Synonyms

    * consequently

    Derived terms

    * henceforth * henceforward

    Verb

    (henc)
  • (obsolete) To send away.
  • (Sir Philip Sidney)
    English conjunctive adverbs English location adverbs English temporal location adverbs