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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 where·fore /ˈhwɛrˌfor, ˈhwær, ˈwɛr, ˈwær, ˌfɔr/
 (conj.)為何,因此(ad.)為此理由,原因

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Where·fore, n. the reason why.  [Colloq.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Where·fore adv. & conj.
 1. For which reason; so; -- used relatively.
    Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.   --Matt. vii. 20.
 2. For what reason; why; -- used interrogatively.
    But wherefore that I tell my tale.   --Chaucer.
    Wherefore didst thou doubt?   --Matt. xiv. 31.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 wherefore
      n : the cause or intention underlying an action or situation,
          especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores' [syn:
          why]
      adv : for which reason; "wherefore do I receive this honor?" [syn:
             wherefor]