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

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Is the phrase “over and out” contradictory?

Looking at Voice Procedure terms on Wikipedia has left me a bit confused: Out — I have finished talking to you and do not expect a reply. Over — I have finished talking and I am listening for ...
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Word for one nation taking the culture of another

Is there a word or terminology for when one nation takes the culture of another as its own, similar to the word "plagiarised" for when one takes the writings of another?
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Searching for the best one word term for having to log in again

There is a web application. You log in to the app and work with it. Then you take a break. When you come back after 30 minutes you want to continue, but you can't. There is a popup window which ...
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Does “technie” mean “technical guy”?

I remembered that I read somewhere the word "technie" which means "technical guy". However, I could not see that definition on the internet. Seem like "technie" is a slang. So, Does "technie" mean ...
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What do you call a person who is always noisy on the Internet?

Noisy, in a way, that he always post on Facebook or Twitter anything he did like it is his diary, always commenting other people's posts, retweets every minute or hour, etc. An attention whore or ...
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What is the meaning of the term 'ware'?

In computer science, the term 'ware' is used as the tail of another word like 'software', 'hardware', 'middleware', 'malware', 'firmware' etc. I want to know what is the etymology of the term 'ware' ...
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Fear of Information, which has been proven by statically data [closed]

What is the psychological terminology for the fear of being presented with facts or shunning/deliberately ignoring facts?
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Do complex sentences always need a conjunction? [closed]

"At her age, Minggay Awok's only companions were a few charcoal black chickens." Because of "At her age," does this make the sentence complex, or is it still a simple sentence? I do know complex ...
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Is there a term for a word created by adding a letter to an existing word? [closed]

It's possible to generate English words by adding letters to existing words—for instance: last > blast utility > futility Is there a term for this, i.e. when a word is created by adding a letter ...
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Is it ever acceptable to pluralize the word “encryption” to “encryptions”?

I am trying to revise the grammar of someone who insists that the following sentence is correct In Cryptology, encryption is the process of encoding messages or information, and there are ...
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Colloquial meaning of 'exponential decrease'

I often have a hard time figuring out exactly what is meant when exponential/ly is used outside of mathematics. This is especially true for exponential decrease. Take the sentence: The number of ...
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Etymology of the phrase “Dependency injection” in computer science

It's my understanding that this used to be simply referred to as "reference passing" but later became formalized into a pattern that implemented a design principle and acquired the new name. Can you ...
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Is there a phrase for someone being ashamed of, or self-conscious about their accent when moving to another region?

I was reading a book about accents at a local library and there was a chapter where the author says "some varieties of a language are more aesthetically pleasing than others". Some accents are ...
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What is an “emotional prejudice”?

I am reading an article on intergroup-bias, and I came across the term "emotional prejudices" and I don't know what it means... The context of the sentence is: "...people's behavior towards ...
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Origins of the shift in usage/meaning of the word “religion”

I need some research help regarding the shift in the meaning/usage of the word "religion" in Christian parlance. Background: In recent years the use word "religion" has changed from its classic ...
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Word for intelligence-kind (akin to humankind, but not homocentric) [duplicate]

I am looking for a word that is similar in nature to humankind, but not doesn't focus specifically on humans. The need arose from a discussion about the meaning of life, where a possible answer is ...
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what is a burn in the esophagus called?

You know how when you drink something freezingly cold you experience a brainfreeze, what about when you eat something extremely hot and you feel the burn in your esophagus. What is that called?
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Finding the accurate group name for incoming items

I develop a web application. In this application I want to group certain menu items under a group name. For the tasks "create new user", "see user stats" and so on there is the group name "users". ...
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Is there a word/phrase/idiom to describe the feeling of you facing a dilemma?

I've got "running backward on a cornfield" as an answer on Reddit... there aren't enough usages of it online so I'm not quite sure what it actually means... are there any alternatives?
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Is there a term for the type of communication where the feedback is immediate, as opposed to delayed?

I often try to distinguish between immediate-feedback communication, such as talking in person, on the phone, or by instant message, and delayed-feedback communication, such as email. (Or at least, ...
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Term for 'wounded (Callus-bearing) knuckles'

I have often observed the knuckles of some people bearing weird bruises. Googling tells me a 'callus' fits the description of the bruise. Is there a term for these knuckles?
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In the context of tertiary education in nursing, what does “traditional” mean?

Someone described themselves as doing a traditional nursing university degree. In this context, what does "traditional" mean? Nursing using traditional medicine? Nursing involving traditional ...
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Is there a word that describes people capable of picking up an accent by hearing?

A friend of mind told me about his accent teacher who picked up his accent (for a specific sentence) just after few times she heard him saying it, so I wonder if there is a word that describes this ...
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Technical Names for Body Halves – Upper and Lower

If I drew a vertical line from my head to my toes, my left and right halves would be bilaterally symmetric. What do you call a horizontal division? If I drew a line at my waist that separates my legs ...
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What is a word for mystery stories where the reader has no idea about what happened? [closed]

I am searching for ESL high level English mystery but instead found really obvious stories where the crime is just stated LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER by ROALD DAHL ...
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Alternative to phrase “Plantation shutters”?

I live and work in Atlanta, in the South. I write descriptions of property for real estate agents. A desirable and popular window treatment here are what is widely referred to as Plantation Shutters. ...
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Why 'blood vessels' and not 'blood tubes'?

I have a silly question. The way I imagine arteries and veins are as tubes that arise from one part and carry blood to the other part. Why do we call them 'vessels' (which reminds us of cooking ...
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Correct terminology for items carried on a fictional starship? [closed]

I'm working on a sci-fi video game project that involves starships and simulation of life on board. I'm wondering what the correct term would be for an abstracted overview for the player of what is on ...
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What does a quantum mechanics magician do?

Thousands of years ago a coppersmith was a magician doing stuff most couldn't fathom, a few decades ago a computer programmer was a magician doing stuff most couldn't fathom. If a quantum mechanical ...
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A term for someone denying an accusation but appearing guilty as a result

The situation being when you are accused of something, and provide a logical reason why you wouldn't (not couldn't) do such a thing, and such an explanation only makes you sound more guilty. For ...
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“Initiate a transition” vs “anticipate the subsequent digression”

What is the different between writing a sentence that serves to initiate a transition and one that does to anticipate the subsequent digression. Can somebody please give me a example?
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Like “sexist” or “racist,” but in reference to being gay?

Is there a term that is similar to sexist or racist but refers to gay people? "Homophobic" comes to mind, but that's more a fear or disgust of homosexuals versus discrimination based solely on sexual ...
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Term for puns in graphics - “Can”cer be beaten

Is there a name for this construction or wordplay? It can be both: Cancer be beaten Cancer can be beaten ("Can" in "Cancer" is emphasized for the purpose) It can be called a wordplay or a pun ...
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Rhetorical evasion

While it may not be a rhetorical fallacy as such, I'm wondering if there is term that covers this: When losing an argument, divert the conversation to something unrelated, and say something ...
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Supine - what is supine in English grammar?

Prompted by the use of a poster who obviously uses supine as a variant for to-infinitive I was really a bit annoyed about such confusion of terms, as supine is a term in Latin grammar for a rare verb ...
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A term for the extreme strength and skill of “stationary muscle control”

Is there a single term (preferred) or two-word phrase (acceptable), possibly technical, though not necessarily so, that conveys the idea of a person having extreme strength and skill at stationary ...
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Is there a term when the final spelling of a word is changed for rhyming purposes?

We see and hear it all the time in commercials, advertisements, poetry, jokes, etc... One classic example is this light and very interesting poem by Ogden Nash, where we can find two instances of ...
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Which word can I use to refer to pictures on the backside of the book covers?

Which word or words can I use to refer to picture on the opposite side of the book cover? I.e. in hardcover bock each double page/broadside behind the hardcover can have a picture on it. Is there a ...
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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 ...