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    #1

    whereby

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about the using of "whereby" in the following context:

    The same orb is imaged in successive image frames, whereby it has
    moved between exposures from one location to another and
    has changed its size and orientation. This, again, is a standalone
    proof of authenticity.


    I think I understand the general meaning of the sentence -- in different pictures the same orb is in different locations and it has changed its size and orientation. But why is "whereby" used here? I looked it up in the dictionary and its usage in this context is still unclear to me:

    whereby definition | Dictionary.com


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    #2

    Re: whereby

    The author may know his orbs, but he doesn't know his onions when it comes to using 'whereby' : it is incorrectly used here.

    **know/not know his onions: to be/not to be very knowledgeable about something.


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    #3

    Re: whereby

    Agree. Whereby is used to indicate causation.

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    Re: whereby

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    The author may know his orbs, but he doesn't know his onions when it comes to using 'whereby' : it is incorrectly used here.

    **know/not know his onions: to be/not to be very knowledgeable about something.
    Thank you very much, David.

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    #5

    Re: whereby

    Quote Originally Posted by thod00 View Post
    Agree. Whereby is used to indicate causation.
    Thank you very much, thod00.

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