while if a is negative, aB points in the opposite direction

hhtt

Senior Member
Turkish
"if a is positive, then aB points in the same direction as B, while if a is negative, aB points in the opposite direction as B."

Would you please explain the use of "while" in the above?

Oddly, I think it fits for almost all the definitions as a conjuction in the link. This is very confusing.

1b. as long as while there's life there's hope
2a. a : when on the other hand : whereas
  • easy for an expert, while it is dangerous for a novice
2b. in spite of the fact that : although
  • while respected, he is not like
3. similarly and at the same time that


Definition of WHILE

Statics and Dynamics Demystified
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    "Whereas" is the closest here: "but, however, on the contrary". The two parts are simultaneously true, but the primary sense in that example is contrast, rather than "at the same time".
     
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