A hyperonym is a word whose definition includes the definition of another word (its hyponym).

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“Male/female” is to “gender” as “man/woman” is to what?

What is the hypernym for man and woman? I don't think it is gender because that would've been male and female.
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Hypernym for “interpolation” and “extrapolation”

Interpolation typically means modeling the values of some curve inside the given data, and extrapolation — outside the given data. For example, if I know the temperature on Monday and Wednesday, ...
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Generic term for sunrise and sunset

Is there a single generic term to refer, either collectively or arbitrarily, to both sunrises and sunsets? I'm looking for something that could be used in the same vein as twilight can be used ...
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Are there good examples of compatible co-hyponyms?

It is often said that co-hyponyms are incompatible. For example, here's Alan Cruse: Very often a superordinate has more than one immediate hyponym, and among these there is typically a set of ...
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Word for “No I in Team”

I heard a song this morning that had "We put the us in trust" in its lyrics. It reminded me of the maxim "There is no I in team." I've heard other, gloomier examples like "harm in harmony" and ...
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Collective name for prefix and suffix of a word [closed]

Is there a term that can be used to refer to both the prefix and suffix of a word? For example, unenjoyable. I'm looking for a collective word that described BOTH un and able.
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Word for morally negative sexual behavior

I'm searching for a broad word that is summarized by sexual transgression. Is there a single word to describe a type of behavior of those that pursue rape, pedophilia, adultery, incest, or ...
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Hypernym for “profile” and “preference” in the context of dating or match-making [closed]

The context is love-matching or match-making. I am looking for one term/word to address a dating/mating condition that people would have when matching. It's more complicated and thorough than a ...
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Is “delete” a hyponym of “edit”? [closed]

In computer science, is delete considered to be included in edit, or are they two separate things? Example: Editing item details and deleting items. In my case, both can be done by the same user ...
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What is the noun to describe whether a word is subject or object?

Just as "number" describes whether a noun is singular or plural, is there a noun that describes whether a pronoun is subject or object? For example: The number of the first-person pronoun "I" is ...
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Single name to cover “drawing”, “painting”, “sketching” etc

Is there a single name (word or short phrase) to cover the art of creation of images — drawing, painting, sketching etc. — and specifically excluding sculpture, crafting and other arts that ...
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Word that covers the following: A single episode of a series, a single movie (in a series of movies or not), an audio track (on an album or not)

As described in the title, I'm searching for a word that covers all this different meanings. All of these meanings are in the field media but that didn't help me finding a word. One first guess of a ...
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What's the word for a counterparty of a customer?

When I want to refer to the people (and organizations) who supply me with the goods and services I consume---that is, those of whom I am a customer---what word do I use? My candidates: Customee ...
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What is the status of being dead or alive called?

Having a bit of a discussion at work. We have a label that needs to be answered with deceased or alive, however we're not sure what to call the label. Status seems to be a bit too generic. Is there ...
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Is there a word that describes a pre-wedding party?

So there are many words that describe the event that takes place before the wedding: stag do, hen do, bachelor party, bachelorette party. Is there a single word that encompasses all those things?
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Common term for 'row' and 'column'

Is there a single term that can be used to describe both a 'row' and a 'column', such as in a spreadsheet? EDIT: I like Kris's comment-answer of "linear array", because it doesn't have so much of a ...
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Hypernyms for restaurant dishes

Suppose I classify dishes in a restaurant menu. I would like to classify them by two categories: Category 1: entree main course dessert etc. Category 2: meat fish vegetables cheese etc. ...
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Hypernym for “phrase” and “gesture”

Is there a hypernym for phrase and gesture — that is, a word for an abstract action of communication performed by a person? For context, I am looking for a term to use in a computer program, rather ...
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Hypernym for “movie” and “TV series”

What is the hypernym for movie and TV series? I read that medium might be possible, but it doesn't sound that good.
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Hypernym for “trimester” and “quarter” [closed]

I am looking for a hypernym for trimester and quarter.
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Is there an abstract word for the environment in which a vehicle can move?

I am looking for a word (or short construct of words) that could be used to refer to things that a given vehicle could traverse: "sky, land, water. etc." To give an analogue, I can refer to ...
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Generic word for hyphen, dash, minus sign, etc.?

I look for a proper English word that could be an informal generic term for “bar-like” typographic marks such as hyphens, dashes, minus signs and so on. Is it bar? line? stroke? or another?
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“Operating system” is to “runlevel” as “human being” is to what? [closed]

I am looking for a hypernym for the set of different "mental states" or "sedation levels", but I don't know which one (if any) would apply here. I have values like the following in mind: is dead is ...
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Hypernym for “veg” and “non-veg”

We often ask "Are you veg?", "Are you non-veg?" to ask if someone is a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian. Is there a hypernym for both of them? So you could ask "What is your [...]?" or maybe "Are you a ...
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Collective noun for a group of healthy people?

What's a good word or expression to describe a group of people who: eat well exercise regularly generally take good physical care of themselves ?
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Is a ship's biscuit a biscuit or a cake?

Cakes go hard when they are stale. Biscuits go soft when they are stale. So, what about a ship's biscuit?
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Hypernym for “business”, “company”, “organization”, “institution”

Is there a hypernym for the following terms? Local business Company Organization or institution Edit I am building a website where one can create a profile that will either be a Local Business, ...
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Hypernym for “conjunction” and “disjunction”

Is there a hypernym for conjunction and disjunction, in their logical senses? Just using "junction" doesn't seem right to me.
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Referring to people from different parts of United Kingdom

I see four people in front of me. One is from Wales, one is from Scotland, one is from England and one is from Northern Ireland. I can say about each one "He is Scottish/Welsh/English". But, how do I ...
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What category name covers things that are designed to stand on the floor?

How to name a category of tall objects that are designed to stand on the floor as opposed to standing on a table? The tabletop objects are shorter than the freestanding objects and I cannot use ...
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Special name for royal titles?

Is there a name for the title/nickname that some members of royalty get? For example, "King Larry the Kind".
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Hypernym for “customer,” “supplier”, “manufacturer”

I need an abstraction for the above terms. In financial services, counterparty is often used. Another hypernym could be account (although this sounds more like a bank account, or user/login ...
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More general term than “slashdotting”

"Slashdotting", or the slashdot effect is where a high profile website has a link to a low profile, low traffic website, and the increased web traffic on the latter causes it to slow down or crash. ...
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Word for the superclass of buttons, zippers, and pegs?

I’m looking for a word which describes all of buttons, zippers, and pegs — or any objects used to secure clothing, such as on the face of a t-shirt or jacket. I’ve considered using seal and ...
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Verb to describe “to enable or to disable”

I'm looking for a word that describes "to enable or to disable". This related question found the hypernyms mode and state, but I am looking for a verb. I.e. a word for "(potentially) change ...
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Hypernym for “clients”, “members” and “partners”

We're building a feature for a website and trying to think of a hypernym for clients, partners and members so that the feature remains generic enough for re-use later on other websites.
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Is there a term which covers ATM cards, credit cards, and debit cards?

I work in accommodation for international travelers, and people can pay with various kinds of cards: In some countries such as USA, credit cards are very common, but debit cards are not so common. ...
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Single word for denoting “various divisions of the day” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the category name to describe “day”, “night”, or “dusk”? What would be the hypernym for the various divisions of the day such as morning, noon, evening or night? ...
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Need a word to describe book/academic journal as distinct from technical report

I am designing a database and I have an entity called Publication. A Publication can be either a book/academic journal or a technical report. So I need a word for book/academic journal as ...
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What is the class of things that includes “new” and “existing”?

I'm trying to name a database attribute that might take the value "new" or "existing". What is an appropriate name? Something like "newity"? What is the relevant concept?
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What is the category name to describe “day”, “night”, or “dusk”?

I'm applying tags to a set of recorded data files, and I have to classify by when the recording appears to be taken (if it's light or dark). TimeOfDay: Day TimeOfDay: Night TimeOfDay: Dusk ...
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Hypernyms for “historic/archeological places”, “churches/temples/mosques”

We are building a travel app that will have categories of places like Wild Life Rivers Beaches Hill Stations I also want to have categories describing the following: Historic Places / ...
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What is the term for groups of numerals within a large number?

I am writing software in which I would like to be able to return the groups of numerals within a large number. For example, given a number 123,456,789, my software would return 123 then 456 then 789. ...
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Hypernym for the products from trees

I want to know a hypernym I can use to call products from trees. For example, mangoes, coconuts, oranges, bananas. I want to use this word in a context like below sentences. Mangoes are .... ...
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Hypernym for “day”, “month”, “week”, “year”

I would like to know if there is a single-word hypernym for day, month, week and year.
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If not directions, what are items in the set {northbound, eastbound, southbound, westbound}?

Is there a word that describes an item in the set {northbound, eastbound, southbound, westbound} as distinct from an item in the set {north, east, south, west}? Washington (place) → Washingtonian ...
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Hypernym for “compassion”, “malice”, “hatred”, “love”, “inspiration”, etc

It's not specifically an emotion, a feeling, or a state of mind—it's something else. Anyone have an idea what is is I'm looking for? Maybe if someone could complete this sentence: Anger, rage, ...
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What is the correct term to describe 'primary', 'secondary', etc

What is the correct term to describe the words in the following sequence: primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary, quinary, senary, septenary, octonary, nonary, denary, duodenary, etc. I am thinking ...
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Hypernym for webstore features? [closed]

Behold the following list: Special Offers Free Products New Arrivals Restocked Items Limited Stock These are all... what? Offers? Categories? Filters? Marketing Ploys?
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Hypernym of 'deposit' and 'withdraw'

I am looking for a hypernym of to deposit and to withdraw (money to and from a bank account). I thought about several options like "to perform a financial transaction", however I need something more ...