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  1. whilst
    IPA[(h)wīlst]
  2. conjunction

    • 1. during the time that; at the same time as:

      Michael runs the island co-operative whilst Mary runs the pub the natural resources are used up whilst the population continues to increase
    • 2. whereas (indicating a contrast):

      some employers have a relaxed dress code, whilst others insist on formal attire

    relative

    • 1. during which; while.

    • conjunction

      during the time that; at the same time as:

      whereas (indicating a contrast):

    • relative

      during which; while.
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