therefore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv therefore (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result "therefore X must be true","the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory","we were young and thence optimistic","it is late and thus we must go","the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"
    • adv therefore as a consequence "he had good reason to be grateful for the opportunities which they had made available to him and which consequently led to the good position he now held"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The term "The Big Apple" was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression "apple" for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple
    • Therefore Consequently; by consequence. "He blushes; therefore he is guilty."
    • Therefore For that or this reason, referring to something previously stated; for that. "I have married a wife, and therefore I can not come.""Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore ?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first recipe for a lasagna type dish was found to be from a British cookbook in the 14th century. Therefore, Italians were not the first ones to come up with the popular dish as believed
    • therefore For that; for this; for it; therefor.
    • therefore In return or recompense for this or for that.
    • therefore For that purpose or cause.
    • therefore For this or for that reason; on that account: referring to something previously stated; consequently; by consequence.
    • therefore Synonyms Therefore, Wherefore, Accordingly, Consequently, Then, So. All these words draw a conclusion or infer a consequence from what immediately precedes; they are all affected by their derivation or original meaning. Therefore, for this or that reason, on that account; wherefore, for which reason, on which account. Therefore is the most formal of the words, and is consequently most used in mathematics, logic, and elaborate argument. The use of wherefore for therefore is not to be commended, as it is considered a Latinism to use a relative pronoun or its derivative for a demonstrative or its derivative in carrying on a thought; the development of this principle is modern, and gives to the demonstrative use of wherefore a tone of quaintness. Accordingly and consequently are more common in essay and narrative writing; then and so in conversation, where brevity is most studied. The last four are more used to indicate practical sequences.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: As bananas ripen, the starch in the fruit turns to sugar. Therefore, the riper the banana the sweeter it will taste.
    • Therefore thėr′fur for that or this reason: consequently
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Quotations

  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “I can, therefore I am.”
  • Arthur Rimbaud
    Arthur%20Rimbaud
    “I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there.”
  • Jewish Saying
    Jewish Saying
    “God could not be everywhere, and therefore He made mothers.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “He liked to like people, therefore people liked him.”
  • G. A. Borghese
    G. A. Borghese
    “It is necessary; therefore, it is possible.”
  • Sanskrit Poem
    Sanskrit Poem
    “Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. therfore,. See There, and Fore (adv.) For, and cf. Therefor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ðær, ðer; conn. with the stem of the.

Usage

In literature:

Therefore the brig was about a mile and a quarter from the coast.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
Now, therefore, do ye take hold upon this sword and essay to draw it from the stone.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
A splendid ball was therefore held, to which the aristocracy were bidden with their daughters.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
From Hamilton's standpoint, therefore, it was more principle than men.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Her arrival in Hoxton, therefore, marks the first important era in her life.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
He therefore altered his course to the south-west.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Over this, therefore, we resolved to travel, till we could find a suitable spot in which to fix our abode.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Take it, therefore, and cut it asunder; for thy birds will have it that thou canst.
"Stories From Livy" by Alfred Church
And when at last he got his reckonings, he was off the coast of India; he therefore kept along the coast until in sight of a port.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
It is therefore not surprising that three per cent.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
When, therefore, those who have been, for a period long or short, the people of God, engage in this, they transact a renovation.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
The halt was made, therefore, under unfortunate auspices.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
We can therefore wait a few minutes.
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
It was too far to walk in the midday sun, and therefore he rode.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Washington had to send, therefore, his ancient swordsman and interpreter, Jacob Van Braam.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
You cannot get anybody to talk about the Ten Commandments; therefore, there is nobody to listen; therefore nobody capitalizes them.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
Sense-perception is therefore the special function of animals, and they possess, therefore, the nutritive and the sensitive souls.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
They, therefore, had been at hand to undertake their duties.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
La Mole, therefore, dashed into a small closet, which he bolted inside.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
Therefore it follows that the operation does not exist for the sake of the essence, but the essence for the sake of the operation.
"Dante. An essay." by R. W. Church
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In poetry:

“Neither do I condemn thee,”
For there is therefore now
No condemnation for thee,
As at the cross you bow.
"Neither Do I Condemn Thee" by Daniel Webster Moody
He soon replied, "I do admire
Of womankind but one,
And you are she, my dearest dear,
Therefore it shall be done."
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
A word within says I am to blame,
And therefore must confess;
Must call my doing by its name,
And so make evil less.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
'Twas bitter keen indeed, he said,
But at home no fire had he,
And therefore, he had come abroad
To ask for charity.
"The Complaints Of The Poor" by Robert Southey
That pale land is our homeland,
And we are bound therefor;
On her lawns nor in her coppice
No birds as yet make stir.
"The Landing" by Padraic Colum
Therefore, I humble, join the hosts,
Loyal and loud, who bow
To thee as Queen of Song—and ghosts,
For I remember how
"A Recantation" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Therefore all of our lives we are planning for a bright future.
Therefore I have a very difficult time, as many people do, to see and to accept two men and two men as leaders of a family.
Therefore we need do nothing.
It is illegal to fish National Park waters, therefore the 30 fisherman on the boat have been arrested and face criminal charges.
Audience participation, therefore, was limited.
Clichés are truisms, Jack Kerouac once reasoned, and therefore true.
Hydrating the skin therefore remains an important function of personal care products.
Therefore, in order to find a solution that is appropriate for a particular application, it is necessary for feeder manufacturers to offer feeders that cover a variety of hygiene levels.
Therefore Let Us Keep the Feast.
I Think Therefore I Am Hungry.
Therefore I'm no longer a candidate for governor.
I Am, Therefore I Think.
I Drink, Therefore Miami: The Art Basel Bash Breakdown.
I Think, Therefore I Am Misunderstood.
You blog, therefore you aren't.
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In science:

In our present model we have vectorial spin states; although continuous and therefore leading to a theory involving an order parameter functional, each spin state represents a point on a sphere and has therefore a compact domain.
Finitely connected vector spin systems with random matrix interactions
Therefore, every weak limit point of hWUSF(µn )i stochastically dominates USTR (µ) and therefore also WUSF(µ).
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
Moreover, trees have no loops and, therefore, present no frustration, while random graphs with fixed connectivity do contain loops and, therefore, have genuine frustration.
Density matrix renormalization on random graphs and the quantum spin-glass transition
We have therefore shown that σ(H ) is included in Σ up to a set of ρ-measure 0, and therefore, Σ is a support for ρ.
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
Q0 almost any environment and, by dominated convergence, under the annealed measure.) On the other hand, we have τ ξ (r) = Aξ (τ (r)) and therefore Lemma 2.4 implies that the Laplace transform of τ ξ (r)/r2 has the same limit as the Laplace transform of c(ξ )τ ξ (r)/r2 and therefore converges to E (exp(−λc(ξ )T /σ2)).
Quenched invariance principles for random walks with random conductances
Therefore, V ⊆ clB (V ) ⊆ A, and therefore A is a neighborhood of a.
O-minimal spectrum
Therefore the horizon and the boundary (and the singularity also) touch each other on the line of τ = ±θ = ±π/4, thus ˜u = 0, ˜v = π/2 or ˜v = 0, ˜u = π/2, i.e. ¯u = 0, ¯v = −∞ or ¯v = 0, ¯u = +∞, therefore t = −∞ or t = +∞.
Gluon scattering in ${\cal N}=4$ Super Yang-Mills at finite temperature
Therefore, such an algorithm will output typical most of the time, but it will never output typical if the formula is sat (and therefore has a fraction of satisfiable clauses larger than 1 − 1/8), thus contradicting Hypothesis 1.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
The open condition [inf ¯x ϕ( ¯x, ¯b) < ε] corresponds, therefore, to an open subset of S, which equals S¯a∈N Uϕ(¯a,¯b),ε . A Πo 2 condition defines a subset of S which is a (countable) intersection (over all possible ¯b ∈ N) of sets as above; therefore it is a Gδ set.
Generic separable metric structures
Therefore the number of negative eigenvalues of (gij )ij := (g ε α,ij (xε ))ij is not constant for sufficiently small ε, and therefore for ex := [(xε )ε ], the respective bilinear form gα (ex) induced by (gij )ij with respect to the canonical basis of eR has no index and we are done.
The wave equation on static singular space-times
Since ‰ is a join-hom, we have (H1 _ H2 )‰ = Hi‰, therefore ~‚† , ‰ are trivial on the intervals [Hi ¥ H1 _ H2 ] which therefore need to be trivial.
Second maximal subgroups of the finite alternating and symmetric groups
We can therefore conclude that c = a + a1 ∈ S , and therefore φ|C is an isomorphism of Cab and Bab .
On central extensions and definably compact groups in o-minimal structures
This leaves us with two alternatives: allowing complex aggregation conditions like a graph pattern and therefore using fewer aggregation steps, or using more aggregation steps and therefore reducing the complexity of aggregation conditions.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
Therefore any h ∈ G(0) which stabilizes p (therefore any g ∈ G(0)) is determined by its 1-arrow j1 (g )p,p (note the crucial role of translations!) and it follows that m = 1 where m is the geometric order of the Klein geometry (G(0), O(n)).
Riemannian geometry as a curved pre-homogeneous geometry
Proof: Since any block of G is a k -linear combination of p′ -elements of G , kH contains all the blocks of G and therefore b is primitive in Z (kG) ; moreover, it is easily checked that (kH )G maps surjectively onto (k ¯H ) ¯G and therefore ¯α = {¯b} is also a point of ¯G on k ¯H , so that ¯b is a block of ¯G .
On blocks with trivial source simple modules
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