whichever - definition and synonyms

determiner, pronoun 

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Whichever can be used in the following ways:
as a determiner (followed by a noun): Customers will choose whichever product is cheaper.
as a pronoun (without a following noun): You can contact us by telephone or email, whichever you prefer. (followed by ‘of’): You can choose whichever of the two dates is more convenient for you.
  1. 1
    used for saying that it does not matter which person or thing is chosen because the result or the situation will be the same

    Whichever way you look at it, this programme has been a failure.

    I’m sure you’ll have a good time whichever cruise you decide to take.

    ‘We can meet here or back at your place.’ ‘I don’t mind. Whichever.’

  2. 2
    used for referring to who or what will be chosen, done etc when there are two or more possibilities

    Whichever team wins on Saturday will go through to the national championships.

    whichever of:

    Whichever of us gets home first will switch the heating on.