Definition of whichever in English:


Line breaks: which|ever
Pronunciation: /wɪtʃˈɛvə

determiner & pronoun

  • 1Used to emphasize a lack of restriction in selecting one of a definite set of alternatives: [as determiner]: choose whichever brand you prefer [as pronoun]: their pension should be increased annually in line with earnings or prices, whichever is the higher
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    • Officials are keen to point out that whichever design is selected will provide only a blueprint for whatever is finally built.
    • Every patient should be offered an outpatient appointment at Ashford or St Peter's, whichever they prefer.
    • Potential customers can get in touch via e-mail, phone, POST whichever the seller prefers.
  • 1.1Regardless of which: [as determiner]: they were in a position to intercept him whichever way he ran [as pronoun]: whichever they choose, we must accept it

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