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Is there a general term for epicycles, deferents, and eccentrics in Ptolemaic astronomy? [migrated]

According to Ptolemy's (c. 150 CE) account of the motions of planets, planets moved in circular paths ("epicycles") around center points that in turn moved around the center of the earth along a path ...
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What category of words do “Rural/Urban” come into? [duplicate]

I'm trying to categorise the words Urban/Rural/Suburban etc. I liked the term "rurality" but turns out that isn't an actual word I think, and "neighbourhood type" doesn't really seem to fit the bill. ...
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Is 'there' an adverb or a preposition? (Or something else entirely!?)

Most dictionaries seem to describe 'there' as an adverb. Oxford online dictionary definition Is this true? "Last year we went to Paris. We stayed there for three nights." In sentences like this ...
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What lexical relationship lies between the days of the week?

I'm confused, What is the lexical relationship between "Monday" and "Tuesday"? I mean is the relationship hyponymy, prototypes, polysemy, homophones, metonymy etc?
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Can a singular noun be used to represent a category of things in a sentence subject?

Specifically, in following sentences, which ones are correct? Elephants are huge. The elephant is huge. An elephant is huge. Elephant is huge. I think 1 and 2 above are correct, but how about 3 ...
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Surely *some* wordsmiths must love America[ns]?

People who like/admire English or French (the languages and/or the people and their culture) are easily identified as Anglophiles or Francophiles. I'm not sure there are so many Germanophiles, but ...
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Word that categorizes this set of words: {forewords, preface, prologue, chapter, author's note, etc}

I am looking for a singular word that categorizes this set of words: {forewords, preface, prologue, chapter, author's note, etc} The best I can come up with right now is Section Heading which is ...
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Is there a word that describes a person whose given name and surname each contains but a single syllable?

Is there a word that describes a person whose given name and surname each contains but a single syllable? Some examples are: Mae West Bill Fold John Doe
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Classifying grammatical names into categories? [closed]

I am trying to create a language tutorial website, and I find myself, needing to categorically order Grammatical terms on the sidebar, like.. Articles, Adjectives, Nouns, Pronouns.. etc. However, I am ...
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What are the different kinds of objectionable contents? [closed]

I am working on a project which categorizes the different articles by its objectionable content types. Is there a list of objectionable content types available in english? I tried googling it, but ...
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A term for “Groceries, toiletries & Conveniences” everyday products

Is there a common term that covers both groceries & conveniences. Products that one would purchase either at supermarkets or corner stores? Is there a venue type that would describe supermarkets, ...
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Do all syllables belong to open syllable or closed syllable?

Is there any other category for a syllable which is neither an open nor closed syllable?