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hence meaning

EN[ˈhɛns] [-ɛns]
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    Definition of hence in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGhencesPRhencingPT, PPhencedSUF-ence
    1. OBS To send away.
    2. Adverb
      1. (archaic) from here, from this place, away.
        1. I'm going hence, because you have insulted me.
        2. Get thee hence, Satan!
      2. (archaic, figuratively) from the living or from this world.
        1. After a long battle, my poor daughter was taken hence.
      3. (archaic, of a length of time) in the future from now.
        1. A year hence it will be forgotten.
      4. (conjunctive) as a result; therefore, for this reason.
        1. I shall go to Japan and hence will not be here in time for the party.
        2. The purse is handmade and hence very expensive.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • He called himself a Safavi, from Safi, an ancestor illustrious for piety; and hence to contemporary Europe he was known as the Sofi.
        • Of these, 24 lesions involved the cortical grey matter and were hence defined as leukocortical lesions.
        • Soapberries are rich enough in saponin to be used as soap substitute, hence their name.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Hence there were two subcycles contained within the fundamental cycle.
        • Hence the regular polygon ABCD ... can either be a convex n-gon, a star n-gon, a horocylic apeirogon or a hypercyclic apeirogon.
        • Hence it is likely that insolubilisation of B outside the cytoplasm might constitute another mechanism of B toxicity tolerance.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Conjunctive adverbs
          • Location adverbs
            • Time adverbs
              • Temporal location adverbs
              • Uncomparable adverbs
              • Verbs
              Related Links:
              1. en henceforth
              2. en henceforward
              3. en henced
              4. en henceforwards
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of hence for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "hence" is an adverb, more specifically, a conjunctive adverb, a location adverb, a time adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a verb.
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