/,weər'æz; [US] ,hweər'æz; hwɛr`æz/
1 (esp law 尤用于法律) taking into consideration the fact that 考虑到...; 鉴于.
2 (fml 文) but in contrast; while 然而; 而
8000 a year whereas she gets at least 20000. 他一年挣8000英镑而她至少可获20000英镑.
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.
law used at the beginning of an official document to mean 'because of a particular fact'