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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

-1
votes
2answers
52 views

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 ...
3
votes
5answers
131 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
101 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
183 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
182 views

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?
12
votes
7answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
112 views

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 ...
14
votes
4answers
2k views

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?
2
votes
2answers
794 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
226 views

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.?
0
votes
2answers
59 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

“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 ...
3
votes
3answers
244 views

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?
3
votes
0answers
105 views

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 ...
-1
votes
5answers
103 views

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.
48
votes
27answers
5k views

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 ...
27
votes
6answers
2k views

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?
5
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
125 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
65 views

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"?
4
votes
1answer
105 views

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 ...
2
votes
9answers
1k views

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 ...
5
votes
5answers
144 views

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, ...
4
votes
2answers
74 views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
278 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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. ...
6
votes
2answers
75 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
122 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
151 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
205 views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
83 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
577 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

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 ...
1
vote
5answers
329 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
107 views

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.
-2
votes
1answer
168 views

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 ...
2
votes
8answers
119 views

What's the best term for a cognitive state where you can't quite build the components up to achieve the solution?

Obviously we have various terms to communicate specific shared states of mind: Déjà vu - the illusion of having previously experienced something actually being encountered for the first time... ...
1
vote
4answers
160 views

What is the best word (or term) to identify pronouncing W's for L's and R's?

Is there a specific/proper/technical term for it? And not just the R-flop, but specifically the L-flop to W. What would work here: “I'm watching Formula 1 on Sky Sports and the __________ of the ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

Is there a word for “sensation that some events are related”?

Say you find a news article about "Agent Orange" and the next day your English teacher gives you an old text about "Agent Orange". It's not causation or correlation, those terms are "broad" the term I ...
12
votes
7answers
637 views

A term for products whose “secret” features are well-known (but not publicized)

What do you call those household items whose selling features are purportedly practical, functional and ‘innocent’ but instead are often bought for completely different, and sometimes ‘naughty’ ...
5
votes
6answers
512 views

A suitable word for seizing a property

When a court orders for taking control of a property or real estate by the government in exchange of money, what is the best word for the court action? For example: The court maintains that his ...
0
votes
4answers
93 views

Words for adding to beginning and end of list, and beginning and end of node

Say, I have a small list of numbers: [2,4]. (I'm using a bit of math/code notation, but the idea is the same) If I were to add '0' to the beginning I would have [0,2,4]. I believe this is known as ...
12
votes
6answers
2k views

Site hopping, non-related subjects, wasting time on the internet

What is the term for embarking on an internet search that leads from one website to another, to another, to a totally different site of non-related subject, based on information found in each ...
0
votes
2answers
194 views

What is the proper word for “man boobs?”

Example usages: My boyfriend got so fat he now has man boobs. Over-exposure to xenoestrogen may give you man boobs.
5
votes
4answers
309 views

Word for someone who finds oil reservoirs

This question may be way too specific, but what is the word for someone who surveys land in search for Oil (for petroleum). I think it might be a scientific word, like one that ends with -ist (like ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

How would you call the main software used by a company

I'm looking for a word designating the main software of a company. I know the term line of business application, but I never heard anyone say "this is our line of business application", only "this is ...