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

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One word for accepting the punishment or consequence for one's wrong doing

The title is the question and the word starts with a "C". It exactly follows the given definition. I just can't remember the word. Any help is deeply appreciated.
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Is this worded correctly if it was spoken in an interview? [closed]

Is this worded correctly if it was spoken in an interview? I am like a clean slate. I do not have any preconceived notions about how the company runs
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Expression for “intend to help but instead making things worse”

I want to say "someone (or something) intends to help, but instead it makes things worse". Is there any succinct expression or phrase for this? Thanks.
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Term for the time set aside by company for self-directed projects

Some companies set aside a few hours or maybe a day for employees to work on projects apart from their assigned team workload. This is atleast known in technology & IT sector, a description of ...
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Is there a term for words that are spelled the same in a foreign language?

Is there a term for words that are spelled identically in a foreign language and have the same meaning (regardless of whether they sound the same)?
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Is calling a homosexual person “gay” offensive?

My native language is German but I’ve been watching a lot of TV in English. During a conversation about the English language, a question about the term gay came up. Is calling a homosexual person gay ...
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What is the term for a cat who is bossing other cats around?

In a multicat house, there is often a cat who is the boss for other cats. What is the proper term for such cat? Is it "dominant cat"? Are there any other, less formal, terms for it?
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Is there a term to describe the written format of a monetary quantity as symbol + numeral + unit?

I am trying to describe the desired formatting for numbers in a given document. For rounded monetary quantities over a million this would be dollar sign, arabic numeral, unit (e.g. 3,000,000 dollars ...
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What are words similar in spelling but differing in meaning called?

I frequently encounter "vs" words like: prodigal vs prodigious ingenuous vs ingenious affluent vs effluent These words are very similar but not identical in spelling, and have different meanings. ...
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Theatrologue: what are peoples' opinions on the use of this word in English? [closed]

I often edit texts that have been translated from Slovenian language and it is common that the Slovenian word teatrolog gets translated into English as "theatrologist", a word to which I find I am ...
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What do you call the little plastic dowel-like protrusions that keep two pieces of plastic together?

That is, you have two parts to mate and those thingies are supposed to help. You can find those in appliances, model kits, computer cases (to keep the bezel and the aluminum case proper together) and ...
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Term for security checkpoints separated by sex

In some places, a security checkpoint has two areas, one for checking men, and another for checking women. I'm looking for the term which describes this segregation by sex. This would be the opposite ...
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What is the term for the double consecutive use of a word with stress on one of the words to alter its severity?

What is the term when a word is used consecutively twice, with intentional stress placed on the first word, as a means to alter the severity of the word's meaning? I am not referring to a past ...
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Term for a coup of the government led by corporations?

Is there a word to describe a coup of the government led by corporations?
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Term for converting to black&white [closed]

Is there a single word to denote reducing the color palette of an image to two colors: black and white? For instance, navy becomes black and beige turns into white. I know there is desaturate, but ...
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What in the world is “neckbeard vomit”?

A user of U&L posted the following comment in response to somebody's answer: That's some neckbeard vomit right there. Nice. I investigated and discovered that neckbeard, unsurprisingly, ...
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Do we have a term for this analysis combination?

I'm in the middle of a programming article, and I don't know if this thing has a name or not. Lot's of times you can analyse something in isolation. But as soon as you put that thing among other ...
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Is there a word like “ambidextrous” to describe mixed hemisphere brain dominance?

In brain dominance theory, the terms left-/right-brained, left-/right-minded, and left/right hemisphere dominant are often used to describe a particular lateral dominance within the human brain. Many ...
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Term for “lower numeric bound” - analogous to “capped”

What term should be used for describing limiting the lower range of a number? We (often) use "capped" to refer to a limit on the upper value of a range. What is the analogous term for limiting the ...
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Repeated word use - Terminology [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what this type of repetitive use of two words together in a phrase is actually called? For example: "What it is, is..."
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Is there a name for when the same word is used at the beginning and end of different phrases/sentences?

Is there a name for when one phrase ends with a word that starts the next phrase. For instance: life is a peach and cream Or sunscreen in the eye for detail Or (from Dave Eggers' ...
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What is the term for an item that facilitates the tying of things together?

Is there some piece of equipment or item that allows you to tie two or more strands of rope threads of fabric together? I imagine that (1) and (2) will be different items. If such things do ...
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What would be the complement of the title “Goals Achieved”?

What would be a title that is complementary to the title "Goals Achieved"? By "complementary", I mean a title that can be used in contrast to "Goals Achieved" to refer to the goals that now need to ...
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What term captures “three groups”?

Is there any one-word term that can capture the meaning of "three groups". For example, there are three groups of people in the world....
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What is the term used to describe the relationship between two words that are both the opposite of another word, but also the opposite of each other? [duplicate]

To start this off light, I was initially thinking about this with Oreos. There are fresh Oreos, and then there are two different ways they can go stale: dry/hard (in low humidity) and soft/mushy (in ...
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Anglicize for Japanese

English speakers will change pronunciation and spelling of foreign words to make them easier to manage and we call this Anglicization. Japanese do this too, adding extra vowels to foreign words to ...
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How to interpret polyhedron name “Rhombic Hexecontahedron”? [closed]

How to interpret polyhedron name "Rhombic Hexecontahedron"? What prefixes and suffixes that are generic and reusable? What're some examples to "make up" polyhedron names following the same style?
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What is the term for replacing one word/phrase with one that is more friendly/appropriate

I apologize for such a simple and stupid question but the word is completely skipping my mind and my google fu seems to be failing me for this one. An example would be something along the lines of ...
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Looking for a good word that means “an open statement”

I'm trying to think of a word that means something along these lines: An open statement. Not a number. Not something absolute. Not something calculable. A free statement. A literary premise. E.g. ...
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Term for verb+adverb with distinct meaning

There are verbs that, when paired with certain adverbs, can have a distinctly different meaning. For example, I looked up the word in the dictionary. The phrase looked up functions as a verb ...
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Category name for “Other fun stuff” vs “Other serious stuff”

On my website, I currently have seven categories. Games Art Music Video Text Other Misc "Other" is for other things that are fun, like games, art, music, video, and text. For example, a fireworks ...
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What do you call the latter part of a sentence which spans two pages?

Does the sentence fragment after the simulated pagebreak (the horizontal rule) have a specific term associated with it?      The start of a new paragraph includes an indent ...
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What do we call for the old colored brown page of an old book

I want to know what that brown and a bit rough-textured paper called. Or if there is a word for it or none.
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Is there a word to describe the organisation of cells?

For example whether an organism is unicellular or multicellular would be its _. There is a word 'cellularity', though I don't think that is quite the word I am looking for.
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What are “How to … ?” questions (errors) called?

I see questions formed like "How to do this?" every day. They are so frequent that I wonder if there is a name for grammatical errors of this kind.
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A soft substance that can be used to seal a seam between a bathtub and a wall [closed]

I need to go shopping for a certain thing, but do not know a proper English word for it. It is a soft substance usually sold in a tube that can be used to seal a seam between a bathtub and a wall. It ...
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Name for a special type of abbreviation, such as “mart” for “market” [closed]

Is there a name for when an abbreviation deviates greatly from the main word, as "mart" does for "market"?
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make question for periodic event

I like to make question about the happening of some events whether it is happened every day or every week or every month...etc how can i make question? this is my try: Does this event happen every ...
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How do you say the coming week in the weekend?

Now it is on Saturday(25 May 2013), how do you say the coming week(the week from 27th-)? Next week or is it already this week? Is there any other ways to say the coming week?
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In real estate, what is a split plan? [closed]

I'm looking through house listings and keep coming across "split plan." This is not a synonym of "split level," because the houses are pretty flat. What is a "split plan" house?
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Is there a word for selecting yourself as the target audience for an invention or product?

Let me explain this with an example. An inventor faces a problem, he decides to develop a solution for it. Initially, he is the main target audience for his invention. I was wondering if there was an ...
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Etymology of “typeface Weight”

My boss stated that he noticed the word "weight" is used to refer to the boldness of a character, and stated that he felt this was a new occurrence. My gut feeling is that this is an old term, ...
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What is the meaning of “down-level”

What does the word down-level mean? I read an article here and it says: But the versions for some browsers (like IE 10) aren't within those ranges any more. Therefore, ASP.NET sees them as ...
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Is it “extreme” or “large” diversity for endophytic microorganism subject?

Do I need to substitute the word extreme to large in this text? Endophytic fungi are molds that are found in the healthy plant tissues. Endophytic fungi is mold that exists in the plant tissue ...
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Difference between “jargon” and “technical terms”

Each subject matter has its own set of terms called jargon which is expressed in its particular grammatical rules. Technical terminology or Term of Art is the specialized vocabulary of any specialized ...
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Difference between ‘“folder” and “directory”

What is the difference between folder and directory in the context of computer science?
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What are different kinds of shops based on the size, structure and location?

In my native language there are so many words to mean different kinds of shops based on the size, structure and location. I'm not talking about the types like grocery shop, barber shop, meat shop, ...
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What is the term for words like “Look” and “Listen” followed by a comma at the start of a sentence?

What is the technical term for the part of speech in bold? Look, I'm not sure what you've been told, but carrots don't glow in the dark unless they mean business. or Listen, the only thing ...
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Bringing word into existence just by calling and using it

Sometimes, when I read essays, I see that writers make up words and by using them, they bring those words into existence. For example: In her article "Juban America", Ruth Behar uses the term ...
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“The same X” and intransitive verbs

As I have had explained to me at great length, wonder is intransitive. That's fine, but it can seem to take an object: Jim: Yesterday I wondered what that mark on the wall was made by Dave: I ...