Terminology is a system of terms belonging or peculiar to a science, art, or specialized subject, nomenclature.

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What is a postpositional enclitic? [closed]

What is a post positional enclitic? I don't know anything about it, but I think it is a part of english grammar.
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endophyte studies OR the studies of endophytes?

Which is better to describe research into microorganism, especially fungi: endophyte studies or the study of endophytes?
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Formatting of defined terms

In my report, I am defining/describing some terms. What is a proper way to start and format a sentences like: The term crawling denotes the practice of ... Should I put the word/term crawling in ...
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What is the term for comparatives that cannot be formed with -er and -est?

Is there a term to describe the case where using "-er" and "-est" is incorrect to form a comparative because it is formed by using "more" or "most"? For example: more difficult instead of ...
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Line Art: A word like Scrimshaw or Filligree?

I'm looking for a word that refers to a fine, decorative line-work illustration that is used for accenting signage or letterhead. It's similar in usage to scrimshaw (except not a picture) or filigree ...
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Meaning of the term “empty use” in the context of modal verbs

I'm reading a book titled Comprehensive High School English Grammar & Composition. The author, who is Indian, says this on the use of the modal verbs can and could: Can is used to express ...
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Term for composing/melodizing a fictional song

Is there a special term for composing/melodizing a fictional song? Some novels have songs with made-up lyrics written by the authors; and sometimes, music is composed for those songs in real life. ...
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Why are the Warriors called the dubs or Golden State is referred to as dub city?

Urban dictionary doesn't tell me anything about why the Warriors are called the Dubs or why Golden State is called Dub City.
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“at 8pm”, “on Tuesday”, “tomorrow”

An event can happen at 8pm, it can happen on Tuesday, or it can happen tomorrow (no preposition). Is there a term for these kinds of phrases? Ie, going from 1 -> 1st, 2 -> 2nd, 3 -> 3rd, 4 -> 4th is ...
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Term for Subversive, Passive-Aggressive Insults (In which the insulter has plausible deniability, concerning any actual effort at offense)

To clarify, what I'm seeking is a term that represents a speaker offering a backhanded compliment, in which the speaker is the only one that doesn't share this point of view. Example: "Personally, I ...
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What is this type of construction/phrase called? if at all there is a word for it!

The general idea is One set is part of a group, but the whole group is not a set This might be kind of vague but I don't have a better example right now on this other than... All ...
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What to call a doctor who doesn't really cure their patient with their effort (to get more money from “repeat business”)?

Doctors Are Not “Only Out to Make Money” I read that article and can't get a good word for that kind of doctors, except the term doctors (who) are only out to make money in the second line of the ...
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Is there a name for this type of sentence: “The higher the temperature, the higher the pressure”? [duplicate]

Is there a name for this type of sentence: "The higher the temperature, the higher the pressure"? Such a word grouping is generally accepted as a sentence in science.
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Is there a term for “from X to Y” that includes everything?

Is there a term for "from X to Y" that includes everything? Like every animal, "from snail to elephant." Or "through thick and thin." Added later: Sorry, I think I was misunderstood - I meant to ask ...
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Expression for “a place where you could settle and live without having to ask for permission, pay taxes, …” [closed]

On the History Stack Exchange they were talking about “white spots”. Is there a proper expression, a single word, or a phrase for such a place? By "white spot" I mean a place where you (if you ...
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Is there a word to describe feathers, scales, fur, hair, etc. on an animal

Is there a word to describe or reference feathers, scales, fur, hair, exoskeleton (maybe?), etc. on a creature?
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What is the term for someone who thinks their race is inferior to other races? [duplicate]

I believe that being racist means that you believe your own race to be superior to other races? What would be the antonym for racist?
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Is the term “you suck” always considered slang? [closed]

I'm having a serious argument with a friend on the status of the word "suck" when I used it about him by saying "You suck!" because he missed a train. We are both non-native English speakers. He ...
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Is “cacheability” a word (technical word)?

Alternate spelling - "cachability" (seems perhaps less popular/proper) In Computer Science, the word "cache" is used in a specific sense to mean a place (usually in a specific memory location) where ...
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What do you call psychological diseases that affect many people at once (or many people of a society)?

I am talking about diseases such as the Jerusalem syndrome, the Paris syndrome, and the Dancing Plague of 1518. Is there a general name for such diseases?
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What is the English term for a word meaning a shortened/contracted version of itself? [duplicate]

I remember being taught this by my Literature teacher in school long ago but I can't remember the actual term, maybe complicated sounding like 'onomatopoeia'. I don't mean apostrophes e.g. wouldn't. ...
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What do you call people who like word puzzles?

What is the term for, or the name for, a person who enjoys solving word puzzles, crosswords, etc.?
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Proper term for “cross-section area”

What is the proper term for the area of a cross section? I am looking at these two formulations: cross-section area cross-sectional area As in A is cross-sectional area of the pipe [...] I ...
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“I'm Alan Freed, and this is Rock & Roll!” Origin of the term?

Cleveland radio station WJW personality Alan Freed didn't coin the term, Rock & Roll. He popularized it, and gave it the present-day meaning. Originally, rock and roll was a seaman's term. When a ...
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Using a “bit” vs a “drop” to describe a small quantity of liquid

Is it correct to say, "a bit of water" or should it be "a drop of water"? More generally, can the word "bit" be used to describe a small quantity of a liquid or can it only be used for solids?
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Names for different forms of “command” sentences and their parts [closed]

Edit: I'm rewording the question, so as to maybe make it more answerable. My goal: I'd like to create a parser that allows my program to accept certain types of english sentences. In particular, I ...
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What's an accurate term for “technical terminology” in the sentence:

I am a sucker for "knowing the exact term for a phenomena, a process, etc in a technical environment". Jargon is probably not a good word since it's too casual, and probably disapproving.
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A better word for “unanswered”

You might have heard that we are restructuring the navigation of all sites in the network. As part of this change there will be 3 tabs which are currently named as: New—it contains questions ...
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What do you call this segment of road between the lane and an exit?

Circled in red. Is there an official name for the portion of road between the road and an exit is called?
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What do you call the segment of track between two train stops?

Is there a dedicated word or expression for a segment of track between two train stops? Can "train station" also refer to the track between two stations? The context is an article about computer ...
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Is there a word for two words that refer to something similar but aren't identical?

The best example I came up with is the following: Just for the sake of argument, Eastern Orthodox and Catholic; two words which refer to similar religions, but are not identical. How would that be ...
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A is “nested” in B, B is … A?

When something is a subelement of another, we can say that it is nested into something. But how about the opposite way? A is nested in B B is .... A Would the word be "nesting"?
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Is it a verse or stanza?

Is "verse" or "stanza" the proper word to refer to some "paragraph" in a poem? For example, in Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over ...
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What is a person who participates in computer network chatting, called?

I just wrote the word “chatter”, but then, googling it, I found no definition in the direction of “one who participates in a computer based chat”. Can the role of such a person ...
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Is there a name for letting something get worse until it is so bad it has to be addressed properly?

I see this idea a lot: Something is bad and people want it to be better There's no way for those people to make it better without a huge investment by others Instead of trying to fix it themselves, ...
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Term for completion of a Post-graduate degree

When someone completes their Bachelors degree, we say that he/she has graduated. Is their any such term for completion of a post-graduate degree (Masters or PhD)? Also, sometimes I have heard ...
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word for six-month period…not as an adjective or as an associated adverb, but as an affirmed set word [duplicate]

In English, we have 7 days → a week 14/15 days → a fortnight 30/31 days → a month 365 days → a year Is there any word for six months? Not half a year, or biannually (which ...
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What does it mean to be the Louis Kirstein Professor?

I have to do a dissertation on William Jay Lorsch and Paul R. Lawrence, so I was looking for information, but I found a term of which I don't know the meaning. The complete sentence is: Jay W. ...
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What is the editing term for a section of text in a translation which was already in the target language and therefore has not been translated?

I'm wondering if a Latin or special editing term exists for texts which was already in the target language in the original, and therefore has just been copied over onto the translation. The ...
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Is there a linguistic term for “word pairs” where the masculine term is positive but its feminine equivalent is not?

The feminine form usually has a neutral to negative range of meanings. e.g. master (“a man who controls things”) x mistress (“a woman who is having sex with a married man”) governor (“the chief ...
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Attorney vs Lawyer

In S01E03 of Better Call Saul, police catch Saul and he says he is an attorney. Then they have a look into his ID and say to themselves 'He is a lawyer'. Saul looks irritated by that saying and ...
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Dropping “then” in “If” statements [duplicate]

As an Example, I want to refer to this Wikipedia article where there are many conditional sentences. Some of them drop the "then", some of them use it. When I change that (drop it where it was used or ...
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What figure of speech takes the form “[concrete noun] of [abstract noun]” (non-anthropomorphic)

What is the precise technical figure of speech for a phrase that pairs a concrete noun (non-anthropomorphic*) to an abstract noun in the form of "[concrete] of [abstract]"? The particular example I ...
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What is the correct term for the viewing hole in a door?

Doors often have a small hole with a fish-eye lens for security purposes. They are commonly called 'peepholes' but I'm sure I have come across a formal architectural term for this type of aperture, ...
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Which is the appropriated term to refer to the paper with barcodes that you pay in your internet banking or physical bank?

I have an issue with an online purchase in the Steam platform. Now I need to open a ticket to get my issue solved, but I do not know which is the correct term to refer to the payment method that I ...
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Is there a term for a product having the same name as its place of origin?

Several trade products, especially food, have been named after their places of origin throughout the centuries. To mention just a few, champagne, after Champagne, France. calico, after Calicut, ...
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What is the term when the other person is doing same or similar thing every time you said I'm doing this or that

I have this person saying that when I said, I just woke up, she will then say the same thing on her reply on our exchange of messages through SMS which most often not believable at all. I know there's ...
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What is a person (not a company) who provides a service called?

I need the correct English word for someone who provides a service. The word "service provider" seems obvious but it is not correct. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a service provider should ...
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A single word meaning “Monetary Anti-Counterfeiting Measures?”

I saw it once long ago in a book on money, but cannot remember it and have never found it online.
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The same pronunciation but spelled differently [duplicate]

What do we call words that sound (pronunciation) similar but have different spellings? Just for example : come - kom you - u I've already seen this post but that does not comply with the ...