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whiles, plural;
  1. During which
    • - the period while the animal remains alive
  1. During the time that; at the same time as
    • - nothing much changed while he was away
  2. Whereas (indicating a contrast)
    • - one person wants out, while the other wants the relationship to continue
  3. In spite of the fact that; although
    • - while I wouldn't recommend a night-time visit, by day the area is full of interest
  1. A period of time
    • - we chatted for a while
    • - she retired a little while ago
  2. For some time
    • - can I keep it a while?
  3. At the same time; meanwhile
    • - he starts to draw, talking the while
  4. During the time that
    • - beseeching him, the while his hand she wrung
  1. Pass time in a leisurely manner
    • - a diversion to while away the long afternoons

  1. a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"
  2. "While" is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction. Its meaning varies largely based on its intended function, position in the phrase and even the writer or speaker's regional dialect. ...
  3. An infinite loop is a sequence of instructions in a computer program which loops endlessly, either due to the loop having no terminating condition, having one that can never be met, or one that causes the loop to start over. ...
  4. A certain duration of time, a period of time; To pass (time) idly; During the same time that; although; until
  5. (whiles) while
  6. The earliest meaning of while, "during the time that" ("She liked to read while he was taking his walk"), is related to time. ...
  7. decide’ is defined as: “To make a choice or judgment about something, especially after a period of not knowing what to do or in a way that ends disagreement.”
  8. A loop designed for looping though code while a condition is true instead of a known amount of times. Be careful with this loop, it is easy to make it endless. ...
  9. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain on Earth (measured from base to summit), it is not the largest in our solar system.  That title goes to a volcano on Mars called Olympus Mons, which is 370 miles (595 km) wide and 79,000 feet (24,079 m) high, three times as high as Mt. Everest.
  10. A Java keyword used to declare a loop that iterates a block of statements. The loop's exit condition is specified as part of the while statement.
  11. Statement that indicates the end of a do-while loop, or the beginning of a while loop, which includes a boolean test for continued loop execution.
  12. loops through a block of code while a specified condition is true
  13. Park Place Dental Care takes reasonable care and skill to provide information which is accurate and up to date when first included on the Web site, typographical and other errors may nevertheless occur. ...
  14. a man is walking his potentiality to be on the other side of the room is actual just as a potentiality, or in other words the potential as such is an actuality. ...
  15. is often used in the sense of until (e.g. unless we go at a fair lick, we'll not be home while seven.) "Stay here while it shuts" might cause a non-local to think that they should stay there during its shutting, when the order really means that they should only stay until it shuts. ...