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what is a word for “multifaceted information”? [closed]

It can be said as either "multifaceted information" or "information in multi-dimensional form ." some times, people used to provide a wide variety of information in a single graph or figure. So, what ...
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verb - Is there a word for 'de-acknowledging'?

Is there a singular word for the act of 'de-acknowledging' or 'removing an acknowledgement'. For context: I am creating a computer program with a list of issues. Issues can be acknowledged. But these ...
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What do you call all the pieces of a song minus the lyrics

I think there must be a good word for this, but can't think of what it might be. Harmony and Melody are pieces of it, beat seems simplistic, Instrumentation seems too scientific and dull. Any Ideas? ...
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Antonym of Scholasticism

I have been using the word scholastic to address scholasticism-related things as explained here. In some cases i am in need of addressing the opposite of it and have been using non-scholastic which ...
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Single word meaning one who searches

I'm looking for a single word in English that means something akin to "one who searches" or "one who searches for meaning." I am hoping for a rustic/obscure word (not a commonly used word), but not ...
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A word for an inescapable and pointless situation?

I've heard this word used before but I can't remember it! I've heard it used to describe wars like Iraq and Vietnam. Something you can't escape easily and is causing large problems, like a pit? Here ...
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What do you call the player who's scored most goals in a soccer (BrEng ‘football’) championship?

I tried translating from Portuguese (artilheiro), but only got words related to war like: gunner, artillery man, etc.
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Terminology to describe the formal use of “I wish to”

I am aware that there is a similar post, however, is there a more specific term (other than simply formal) to describe the use of "I wish" in the following case: If your Ladyship doesn't wish to ...
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What is a good word to use to describe someone who has that young, unknowing innocence about them?

I'm trying to think of a good word that expresses the meaning of someone who, like a child who doesn't know of the bad things going on in the world, that is innocent and unknowing in a certain ...
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A term / title that describes “metadata” details for knowledge base article

I'm working on creating a knowledge base and want a section on each page to be essentially "metadata" for an article. Things like: Author name of article. Applicable product. Date the article was ...
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A term that describes the “shoulder angel/devil” but on a broader scale [closed]

I am attempting to find a phrase or word equivalent to "shoulder angel/devil", but on a broader scale, that does not only refer to the idea of "good" versus "bad". A shoulder angel/devil is a plot ...
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Collective word for software and hardware

I'm looking for a term that collectively describes both software and hardware. Doesn't have to be a single word but it would be preferable.
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Is there a Latinate, plural noun for “illicit possessions”?

While composing this comment on an earlier question, I got hung up after "clandestine storage". I felt myself grasping for a single word, styled after errata, desiderata, stigmata, etc, which means ...
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What is the name for the part of a whistle where its string goes through?

I've been trying to find the word which refers to the part of a whistle shown below: Does anyone know the exact term (if there's any) or a name by which it's commonly referred to as?
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Does “wobble” sound negative?

I'm launching a project which I want to make big as possible. I want to find a name, but I'm not looking for any real meanings. This project is a web tool (Javascript prototype & API) so I want to ...
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What to call an adorable little kid? [closed]

What to call an adorable little kid? I'm looking for something similar to "sweetie" which someone uses to call their lover.
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One word for a terrible novel? [duplicate]

Is there a noun rather than an adjective to define a novel or a book that is not worth reading?
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Word for when set A is not a subset or superset of set B [closed]

I'm looking for a word to describe the relationship between two sets when set A is neither a subset nor superset of set B. Obviously if a technical term exists, great. Otherwise, imagine someone has ...
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Word to drink something quickly, as in 'down' or 'chug' a shot

I'm looking for a word to describe the act of drinking alcohol quickly / taking a shot. I need a formal (as these I deem informal) word akin to: He chugged the beer. She downed the shot. ...
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What do you call a person who does anything to get something?

I need an adjective to describe a person who does anything to get something. Macbeth's character is very ambitious but also ....
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Specific name for double PhD

Person with single PhD is granted with title "Doctor". Is there any specific word for double doctorate?
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Is there a word for a queue or buffer of orders in a restaurant?

In many restaurants, and I suppose other businesses as well, orders are taken from customers and put into a location from which a pool of servers can pick one up and service the order. Is there are ...
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A word for a person who is doubtful and always second-guesses everything he knows [closed]

I was just wondering, I know somebody here knows what word I'm referring to. For example: Person 1: I like that guy because of his looks. Person 2: Do you really? Or are you just feeling ...
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Umbrella term for words like indifference, neglect, deafening silence, ignorance (as in not care), disregard, insensitive, cold shoulder, inaction

I have been trying to research and catalog words that describe phenomenon related to an attitude or state to things that involve neither superficially positive nor negative immediate impacts (or does ...
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What is the one word for different form of same thing?

I am making a report over different database languages. I am curious to know if there is one word for representing different forms/variants of the same ting ? Is "dialect" okay ? say "SQL dialects" ...
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Word meaning “someone who is good with large numbers” [duplicate]

Is there a word or an expression to denote such a person?
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Word meaning “having the power to both create and destroy something”

I'm looking for a single word, noun or adjective, that conveys the meaning "having the power to both create and destroy" something specific. For example: The magician seemingly had < insert ...
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What are the characters called in a book

In English, we have words for the characters in something/the people acting something. An example would be "The cast of the film was very talented." Would it be right to say "The cast of the book ...
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Is there a word or phrase meaning “using the character limit to the maximum”?

I know there is a word for getting exactly one result in the SERP of google. But is there a word for making a comment here or a tweet that exactly fills the permitted space? I.e., a "0 (zero) ...
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A word sort of like “newsreel” and sort of like “propaganda rag”? [closed]

I'm thinking of those old U.S. wartime movie-theater newsreels that celebrated victories, but combined with aspersions and taunts on the enemy. "We're great and those guys are idiots." Not necessarily ...
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Word for part of speech before the main speech

I am not trying to troll anybody, although it might seem like it. Also, this is not intended to be funny or anything. The question I wanted to ask is what do you call the part of a ...
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What is the act of breaking a pen nib after signing a death sentence called?

I have noticed that every time a judge sentences someone to death sentence, he breaks his pen’s nib after signing his order. So what is this act called? I mean any specific term or single word for ...
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What could be a word for this concept?

I asked this question on Stack Worldbuilding: In this world a secret society "farms" people with desired features (personality appearances etc.). They have ectogenesis of course; but they ...
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Asleep is to awake; as sleep is to _____?

Is there no word that fills this precise role? I can say someone gets 10 hours of sleep. But can I say someone gets 10 hours of wake? That doesn't sound right to me but maybe it is. Does anyone know ...
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Is there an unambiguous term for “singer or band”?

Say you want to ask someone what their favorite "music-creating entity was", but in more eloquent terms. iTunes just uses "artist", but out of context that term is very ambiguous. I don't really like ...
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Word for pending project or collaboration

What word could I use to describe a future project or collaboration that isn't guaranteed to happen? I was emailing someone that I had talked with very briefly about collaborating on a project ...
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Word that Resembles The Dutch Word Kudde

Kudde, Couth, is there an english farmers word that resembles Kudde. Kudde means herd, flock, fold, drove, livestock, and bevy. So I'm looking for a word that means something along the lines of ...
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What is the opposite of indented (because “exdent[ed]” appears not to be a word)? [duplicate]

I've always used the word "exdented" when describing a paragraph of text (or, more usually, a section of computer code) where the first line is set further left than the remainder of the ...
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How to say 24 of book titles?

I would like to say 24 of this book title but i'm not sure if it's grammatically correct. For example, I have a book titled "Lord of the ring". How would I say I want 20 of that in a letter. Is it ...
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Can someone “proofhear” an audio?

I'm preparing an application where people can proofread other people's texts, but they can also review other's audios as well. Review could be a good word to use, but I'm already using this to... ...
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Single word for “winner takes all” [closed]

Is there a single word for the phrase "winner-take(s) all"? Need to mention a single word heading for a issue within a Business report, explaining how a new technology release would mean winner takes ...
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General term for location or event [closed]

I thought I would try my luck here. Is there a general term that encompasses locations and/or events? For example, music festivals and towns?
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Word describing the one flaw in an otherwise perfect crime, plot or plan

I am wondering if there is a noun or phrase that articulates how a crime, plot or plan was foiled. I am interested in a noun or phrase that relates to crime in particular. For example, They two ...
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1answer
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What's a word for someone who is constantly asking for same thing? [closed]

Hi I'm looking for a word for someone who is constantly asking for something and keeps wanting updates about it. The closest words I can think of is pushy and, to a lesser extent, annoying. But ...
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what can we call someone who gives false promise to someone repeatedly but intentionally break the promise?

someone promised me to help solve my problem but he did not help me. he promised me again but still intentionally make excuses. or someone borrowed money from me and gave me many dates to repay but ...
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Single analogous word to “pedagogy” for learning

Merriam-Webster defines pedagogy as "the art, science, or profession of teaching." The concepts don't seem to map very well, but is there a word such that: pedagogy : teaching :: _____ : learning
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Word for many people doing the same (silly) thing

An example: Tourists at the leaning tower of Pisa all doing the same (clichéd) pose. Is there a single word for such behavior? It's not a flash mob, obviously, because it happens all year 'round. ...
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What is the word for “other people's thinking”?

For years I've been using the word dogma to describe other people's thinking. This is an example of how I used it: Don't get caught up in other people's dogma...live your own truth... Basically ...
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Phrase for hosting or supporting children activities

Is there a phrase or word that would fit the activity (verb or noun) of hosting or supporting an activity for your children etc. Such as coaching the soccerteam, or perhaps just taking them to a ...
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What is a word for “loudly whispered”?

Example: "Don't make a sound!" he _______ed, trying to be as loud as he could without being too noticeable.