proposition : usage of within !

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Hello everybody,

Can anyone explain me the diffrent usages of "within" ?

What does the use of "within" in the following sentence mean :
"The prgram can be used interactively from within the notebook"

Thanks for your help.
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"The program can be used interactively from within the notebook"

"The program can be used interactively without leaving the area/scope of the notebook" = the program is in the notebook (from) and you use the notebook to interact with it (within)

It is to say how easy is to use the program, but in my opinion not very successfully.
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"The program can be used interactively from within the notebook"

I too have serious reservation about this usage.

It means the user must be located inside the notebook in order to exercise/use the program interactively, which is plain non-sense. As humans, we can't be located inside a computer, we're not gnomesEmotion: big smile

It should have said "The program can be used interactively when working at your notebook" or similar.

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"The program can be used interactively from within the notebook."

Main Entry: 2within
Function: preposition
1 -- used as a function word to indicate enclosure or containment
2 -- used as a function word to indicate situation or circumstance in the limits or compass of: as a : before the end of <gone within a week> b (1) : not beyond the quantity, degree, or limitations of <live within your income> (2) : in or into the scope or sphere of<within the jurisdiction of the state> (3) : in or into the range of <within reach> <within sight> (4) -- used as a function word to indicate a specified difference or margin <came within two points of a perfect mark> <within a mile of the town>
3 : to the inside of : <sunk the sea within the earth -- Shakespeare>

That usage would be definition 2 b (2) above:

"The program can be used interactively from in the scope of the notebook."

That is, you can use the program interactively when you are "inside" the notebook - when you are using the notebook. (There is no need to exit the notebook program to use the (other) program interactively.)

CJ
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Anonymous:
I need to verify a timing happened within 10 to 20 milliseconds.

So should I consider 10 and 20 along with the intermediate values or I should exclude 10 and 20 and should consider values greater than 10 and less than 20

Clarify on this?
Hi,

Without any more context, I'd include 10 and 20.

But if it's extremely important, I'd check by asking for clarification.

Clive
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