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Word/phrase for changing applicability of something

What's the word/phrase to indicate that applicability of something has been changed. For example in a given scenario, how to announce " enjoy tool "A" in its new application" in the form of "---- of ...
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Referring to an email sent to an individual, but not in the main conversation

Consider this situation : Somebody (A) sends a mail with subject S, to many folks (B,C,D) who send few responses to all recipients, with the same subject S, meaning that these mails are all part of ...
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Difference between “prima facie” and “preliminary” evidence

I came across many sentences in empirical economics papers using the term: prima facie evidence Is there any difference between "prima facie" evidence and "preliminary evidence"?
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“Per person” versus “for each person”

Ok, so I'm a native English speaker and some non-natives have asked my help clarifying a particular phrase. The phrase is, "Receive $100 per friend you refer to (name of company)" for me it sounds ...
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What would you call a premature egg served as food?

This might not be a common thing elsewhere, but here in Africa, when we slaughter a hen that has been laying (or which was about to start laying), we normally keep any forming eggs inside of it, cook ...
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When should the word “NOW” be used in a sentence…? [duplicate]

Consider the following 2 sentences:- "Now the application is working fine". "The application is working fine now". Which one is grammatically correct and why?
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What is the name of that feeling when one discovers that there is something “most others know that I didn't know”?

The person gets into some situation, certainly not perceived as a good one and not necessarily too bad one either, and then finds that most other people don't get into such situations. And he begins ...
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What's that word for the action you do right after rinsing and wringing a shirt, but before setting it out to dry?

This is really funny, but I'm writing a story, and need to describe an action I've done and seen others do almost all my life - here in Uganda at least, but I can't seem to find the word or expression ...
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Correct Placement of Nouns in “Referring” And “Introduction” Sentences

I've a client A, for whom I did some work. After some time, a person contacted me and said that client A told me to hire you for this project. The person became my client B. Later, when I want to ...
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Is “rotate” in “Earth rotates around the sun” the correct word?

Earth rotates around the sun. Is rotate an acceptable word in that context or should I use words such as orbit or revolve instead?
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Can I use “skywatcher” instead of “astronomer”? [closed]

Is this a legitimate word? A skywatcher? As a word meaning a person who observes stars and celestial objects? I want to use something less academic than an astronomer. I googled it but I'm not so ...
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Estimated with/as/to be?

In the sentence The mass of X is estimated [...] one kilogram. what goes in the brackets? Especially which of the words in the title is/are correct?
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“send … both me and …” vs “send … both myself and …”

Which is correct/preferable in the context of a third party sending file X via email: "please send X to both me and Ann" or "please send X to both myself and Ann" and why? Google returns hundreds of ...
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What is the term describing the condition of being oversaturated with information?

This is how I feel: too much random information online, very hard to find what you are really interested in, being annoyed by having to sift through the random photos and poorly written pieces, or ...
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Is there a specific word or phrase for the drowsiness one might feel soon after a heavy lunch?

After a lunch, especially a nutritionally dense one, one might drift off into a drowsy state, sort of a "I sure could use a nap" feel, likely due to the breaking down of the foods in the digestive ...
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Need help with formation of this title

I am going to write my bachelor paper about how I am going to extend CASE tool transformation of integrity constrains from logical model to physical schema. I am not sure if it is relevant, but my ...
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When does 'okay' work as an answer to a question to replace yes?

For example, asking a question like: "Do you want to go to the shop with me?" can be answered with "Yes", but can it be answered with "Okay"? A similar example that I think doesn't work is: "Do you ...
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A word for debates or arguments that started as a result of miscommunication or misinterpretation

Is there a word or succinct phrase for debates or arguments that started as a result of miscommunication or misinterpretation?
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Irregardless vs regardless [duplicate]

Is correct to use the word irregardless instead of regardless. Am I being whimsically archaic or is it just plain wrong? I wonder what a person at a university would think of such word choices?
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Proper use of “delineate” [closed]

Is this the proper use of delineate in this sentence? "In order to properly discuss the differences between amateur and professional critics it is necessary to delineate between the two." Or should ...
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Is there a word that means both interschool and intercollegiate? [closed]

I am trying to name an international competition that is open to both secondary and tertiary students. Something like: {insert word here} Frisbee Throwing Competition or International {insert word ...
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Difference between “tire” and “tyre”

Basically, everything is in the title. I've seen on the web that tire is US english, while tyre is British English. But then I asked some british friends graduating in Language & Litterature, ...
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Which sounds better?

Which sentence sounds better? -I have thoughts that there would be mutual benefits for both of us if we could explore new business opportunities together in IoT, Connected Cars, etc. -I believe ...
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Diploma not yet received

I am writing my resume. I have finished college, but in my university there is an annoying (months long) wait after the last exam until people who have completed their work toward their degree receive ...
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Word for something taken as given in a claim

I'm writing an essay for a critical thinking course, and I'm evaluating the following claim: Without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished. What is a word for ...
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Equivalent of/for/to [duplicate]

Which collocation is correct? What's the English equivalent of/for/to divertidísimo? I've looked up equivalent in Longman and noticed 'to' is used in adj sense and 'of' in noun sense, but I can ...
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Is it “in” or “on the holidays”?

I'm unsure about the correct preposition of time regarding two sentences. This is the fist sentence in question: I'll call her ... the holidays. Possible solutions are at/in/on. I already ...
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The term of old thing but still used [closed]

tl;dr: What is preferred term for something that is old but still used today? My friends and I like to play Minecraft. We built a server to play together and we rented a VPS to run it. But someday ...
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What do you call someone who solves puzzles?

What is a term or name for someone who is very adept at solving puzzles or situations that require though processing and logic. I ran across this question, however this only deals with crossword ...
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What's the difference between “imply” and “hint”? [closed]

I have a question. What's the difference between these two words, imply and hint? They seem to have the same meaning in definition and if they actually mean the same, which one of them is more ...
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Correct term for having lost (not cut) one's hair

Is bald more correct than hairless when referring to someone who has lost their hair? Dictionary.com states that bald means having little or no hair on the scalp and that hairless means ...
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Clearest way to say “penultimate?”

I have a series of paired bar charts that show the most recent administration of a survey immediately adjacent to the next most recent administration for a given client. The two time points are two ...
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Affect or Effect? [closed]

I still don't really know, despite trying to read the definitions. I believe this sentence is correct but let me know. I seriously wish I could foresee the future and know of all the different ...
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How to choose between “my” and “our” when talking about a group of people I belong to?

My family - Our family My company - Our company My school - Our school My team - Our team ... When talking about a group of people including myself to someone who is not part of that group, it ...
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Mobile vs cell vs phone [duplicate]

I am writing some text for software that we are developing and I can't make up my mind about which word to use for "mobile phone". For example in the sentence "You need to install the app on your ...
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What is more formal

What is more formal Please give me tea with no milk or Please give me tea without milk or both are same?
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What do you call different runs of a simulation

I have a basic scenario that is going to have a 'typical' set of settings (flow rate, temperature, etc) Then there will also be a Max flow rate Then there will also be a Min flow rate For each of ...
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This is my, Tom, and Alex's poster which we made for last Monday's lesson [duplicate]

Is this right? How do I show ownership by the group of three of us?
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Functionality is working “fine” or “as expected”

Here the functionality is related with web Site responses. Now I'm looking for a sentence which would be preferable when, ABC functionality was not working before, (Explanation of some work ...
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Which is correct, artifact or artefact? [duplicate]

I am writing a book about illicit antiquities. Some of my resources spell this word, artefact; others, artifact. Is one right and the other wrong?
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A date when a price is set by a company

How would you call a date when a company sets its price? I. e. a carmaker will set the price for its new model on a certain date. The context is a legal contract. In particular, does it sound right ...
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'In' and 'among' of the title of a manuscript, which is appropriate?

I'm writing a manuscript for a medical journal, but I have trouble giving a title of it. The article looks into the effect (severe perineal injury) of episiotomy (a procedure done when delivering a ...
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Language school & language institute

I'm a non-native English speaker in Iran. Here we have schools to which students go to learn about different subjects such as math, history and English. We have institutes (or at least we call them ...
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What is the difference between “perpetrator” and “transgressor”? [closed]

I don't quite understand when one might be applied, but not the other. Also, is anyone who committed a transgression a transgressor, or might they also be perpetrators? Does it make a difference? ...
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Why is this use of the word “meaning” not quite right?

Today one of my students gave me some writing as part of her preparation for a Cambridge Proficiency exam. She was describing how after she'd moved away to go to university she'd temporarily lost ...
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Word choice for a comparison of different amounts

I'm currently struggling to clearly state the following situation: Background: Let's assume I have two newspaper articles A and B. Let's say I want to count how often a specific word (for instance ...
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Is there an adjective describing calendar information?

I am trying to find an overall expression for different types of calender days within a certain period. I would like to distinguish e.g. "normal working day", "Saturday", "Sunday or holiday". Is ...
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“Feel bad about someone” versus “feel bad for someone”

Does the sentence "I feel bad about you" have the same meaning as "I feel bad for you"?
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Best reply for is was a pleasure meeting you [closed]

if some one send to me: it was a real pleasure meeting you, what is the best to reply with? The pleasure was really mine/us or it was a pleasure too?