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

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Related But Independent Concepts

I'm looking for a word that states that two different concepts, although related, can vary independently from each other. For example, "politics and economics in a country are XXX to each other", ...
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Singular and plural mess-up for an algorithm

How do I define a term and then use it in singular or plural context? Here is the problem: I am looking for a word which would collectively define the parameter setting for all the parameters in an ...
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What is the term used for some kind of punishment

What is colloquial word for kind of punishment for children/teen when he's not allowed to leave home (go to friends etc), but only school-home-school... ?
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Time's up vs Time is Over in an App? [closed]

Which expression sounds more natural to an English speaking person: Time's up. or Time is over. or The time is over? [It is to be used in a video game, time challenge mode]
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Is there a specific word that could be used to describe the leader of a planet?

Mayor is a word that specifically means the leader of a town. Chief means the leader of a tribe. Governor means the leader of a state or province. Words like Emperor or King imply the head of a ...
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What's the name used for lines representing text in a sketch?

What's the name for the five horizontal lines shown here in each of the page icons? The lines are placeholders for text in a sketch. There is a specific term used for these lines in the publishing / ...
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Why Linux command called tee [closed]

I've tried to find etymology of Linux command tee that splits standard output onto two another outputs. Have anyone reference on this history or word origin?
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What does a “logo” means in sales/business talk?

At my company we use the term "new logos" in context of acquiring new customers, but I never heard it before so I googled and I could barely find anything except for this one article: The Reason ...
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what are the terminologies for different types of homework?

There are different types of homework for students: they are asked to solve problems in theory Write composition make handicrafts What certain vocabulary can be used for each one of ...
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Definition of Female Empowerment [closed]

Does anyone have a good definition of female empowerment? It'd be extremely helpful if this came as a quote. Please link if possible!
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the name (and examples) for a contrived or misleading record or distinction

What's the name for a record or other distinction (positive or otherwise) that is misleading and/or specious, because it depends on too many conditions? Or seems merely contrived from the existing ...
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Is there a special word for someone who got transported to another world/time/universe?

So I've been trying to figure this out recently. There is a word like that in Russian, which is my native language, but I can't seem to find an English counterpart to it. In Russian, the word is ...
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Looking for a specific word in the context of data retention

Some time ago I read a German article that discussed the pros and cons of data rentention. One point that was made was the questionable usage of the data for things it originally wasn't meant to be ...
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animals and society terms [duplicate]

I am doing a paper on native Americans totem animals and how the native Americans give animal characteristics to the human and was wondering what is the scientific word for this?
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Is there a term for the continuance of the later editions of a book?

Is there a term, or even a designated subgenre, for the continuance by a substitute author of the later editions of a book after the death of the author? Three example of such continuance: "The ...
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Word to describe the setting for a particular time?

I'm creating an ad of sorts for an upcoming event without a set date. What's a word to describe the setting including weather/time of year/occasion for a particular time? I'd use it in a sentence ...
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What is this word in 19th century dictionary? [closed]

I was reading a passage from P. Austin Nuttall's 1869 book, Dictionary of Scientific Terms, and from what it looks like, in both the PDF and Page images views, the word seems to be pseudostella. ...
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Meteor & Meteorite is to Meteoroid as A & B is to Asteroid?

In astronomy, A meteoroid is what it is called before it enters a planet's atmosphere, A meteor is what it is called after it enters a planet's atmosphere but before it hits the surface, and A ...
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Is there a more generic word for “space objects” (not counting human-made or massive objects)?

Basically, objects like Asteroids Meteoroids Meteors Meteorites Comets Etc. As stated in the title, this also doesn't count human-made objects, such as Space junk Satellites, Space stations, ...
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Syntax is to words as X is to letters? [closed]

To (slightly) oversimplify, syntax deals with the ordering of words. What, on the other hand, deals with the ordering of letters? EDIT: Some word OTHER THAN spelling, which apparently to SOME ...
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Definition of 'bent' used in D&D lore [closed]

What is the meaning of bent in this sentence (from the Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook 5th edition)? Half-elves share the chaotic bent of their elven heritage. I have tried looking this ...
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Word that describes a clown who weakens an argument by taking a side

When there is more than one side in a debate, an argument can be weakened by someone who is seen as stupid or a joker if they are vocal about it. This invalidates your beliefs because if crazy person ...
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I swear, it's not flotsam

I am trying to find an appropriate word to describe multiple items that wash up on shore. I would prefer a single-word answer, but don't know that one exists. I am trying to name a photo album that ...
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What is the study of language usage types [a question, an answer, a criticism, a complaint an elaboration, etc]?

What is the study of language usage types [a question, an answer, a criticism, a complaint an elaboration, etc]? I've heard ontology and linguistic-typology used interchangeably for this (among ...
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Is there a word for misusing or adding letters to words/names?

Some people add or change letters that aren't in a word or name, i.e., "Simonese" cat instead of "Siamese" cat, and French "provinincial" furniture instead of French "provincial" furniture. Also ...
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Verb to describe what merchants do in country-side fairs

I am looking for a verb that would describe what merchants do in Fairs. Like this one : I find "trade" too formal considering what I need. I am looking for something in the idea of showcasing ...
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The term for misspellings that change the meaning of a sentence? [duplicate]

I am looking for the term that describes the use of a certain word in a sentence in place of the correct one; a word that happens to look very similar to the one actually needed, but has a different ...
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Is the term “wellington boots” commonly used in America?

I cannot find anywhere if "wellington boots" is strictly British term or Americans also use it. Are they called "rubber boots," "wellington boots" or both in American English?
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List of words with “ o' ” in it

I searched google, but I do not know what words like "one o'clock", "jack o'lantern", "lily o'the valley" are called. Does any list exist? The motivation is just out of curiosity. (Reading a lot of ...
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What is the name of the phenomenon where speaker A repeats speaker B's wrong word unwittingly?

Bear with me. It's a fun communication pattern and I'm pretty sure it had a name, but school was so many years ago. I just can't seem to recall it, and it's really hard to search for! Speaker A: ...
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transference of meaning by use in an expression

I seem to find several cases like this: "forensic scientist" is a scientist who investigates a situation with regard to its relevance for a legal court (forum). The word "forensic" then acquires the ...
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What is a revisionist grammar (English)?

What is a "revisionist grammar", with reference to English grammar? How does such a grammar differ from other similar things, such as descriptive, prescriptive, and conventional English grammars? Do ...
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What is a flake? [closed]

In regard to figurative usage, what does “flake” mean? Wiktionary and the Urban Dictionary go with “unreliable person”. Merriam-Webster goes with “oddball”. The free dictionary (Farlex) goes with both ...
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“Do that and I'll leave”: Is there a term for the use of the imperative as an emphatic conditional?

Is there a term for the use of the imperative as an emphatic conditional? For example: Lose an hour in the morning, and you’ll be looking for it the rest of the day. An instructive borderline ...
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What does the term “chalkiest” mean in the context of Fantasy Football?

In reading recaps of Fantasy Football player performances tonight, I came across this statement: Williams got the start in place of LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and was the chalkiest play of the week ...
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Term for a unorthodox/reverse analogy?

Is there a term for a unorthodox/reverse analogy? I saw some posts regarding this but didn't find the answer that i needed. What i mean by unorthodox/reverse analogy is the following. Common analogy: ...
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What are a group of people who live in the same place like city, state or nation, called? [duplicate]

1)What are a group of people who live in the same place like city, state or nation, called? 2)What are the group of people who are part of the same institution or organization called?
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May the word “evict” refer to apartment, or only to a person? [closed]

Can only a person be evicted, or can the word be used to refer to person's rented unit or apartment, as in "evict your unit"?
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Term for a tech geek who is also a Neo-Luddite

Neo-Luddite is used to describe those who are considered to be anti-technology, or those who dislike or have a difficult time understanding and using modern science and technology. Now, I am a ...
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Antonyms mean the same thing in context

I'm aware of the existence of auto-antonyms/contranyms, but I'm looking for something that seems to be the opposite: a situation in which either word in a set of antonyms results in the same meaning. ...
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Term for a person who disagrees but says the same thing

I am not sure whether there's a clinical term for it but if you can help me find the closest term for such behaviour I can do some research on it. What do you call a person that disagrees with your ...
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What word describes the act of converting a phrase into its opposite?

Turning a phrase negative (e.g. good → not good, and a question → not a question) is called negation. One can say "I negated the phrase". What is the act of turning a phrase into its opposite (e.g. ...
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“Metrics” definition and usage

Does the term "metric" (or plural "metrics") apply only to the metric system, or can it be used to define something that does not apply the metric system?
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Does the term “prose” have stylistic connotations?

I am trying to find a good word to refer to "colloquial, free-flowing speech formatted in paragraphs." I believe the word for this is "prose" but I am concerned that this word has stylistic ...
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Is there a term for postponed prepositives?

The most famous example is, presumably, that of negation, for example, “He is a good singer - NOT!” A more sophisticated example, widely known, is that of changing the role of “trying” from a ...
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Atheist Inspired by Religion [closed]

What do you call an atheist who is inspired by mythology and religion ? Inspired -- by the "good morals" religions preach like forgiveness ..blah blah
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Difference between 'gain optimization' and 'gains optimization'

What is the difference between gain optimization and gains optimization in a financial context? I want to know in particular if one of those terms is better English, or if they have different ...
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What is the opposite of “intensifier?”

Adverbs, adverbial phrases, or devices of any sort that are used to add force or emphasis to the meaning are called "intensifiers." I wonder if there is a name for phrases that caste some doubt on the ...
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What do you call a person who has had sex reassignment surgery?

OK, if a man or woman has changed their gender through surgery, what should we call them? Can we call them transgender people? According to Google, transgender (adj) means "denoting or relating to ...
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Term for “Group wants to do it, lets do it, but in reality no one wants to do it”

Term for the situation where "No individual in the group wants to do an activity, but they all agree to do it anyway because everyone thinks everyone else likes it"