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Merriam-Webster gives prolific: 1 : producing young or fruit especially freely : fruitful The source is Latin proles meaning "offspring".


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novel - of a new kind; different from anything seen or known before (dictionary.com)


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When a game has rules, breaking the rules is known as cheating. But some folks look at the wording (letter) of the rules and try to cheat without breaking the rules. So there is the concept of intent (spirit) of the rules. Folks who cheat, but do not break the rules, are breaking the spirit of the rules. Some phrases used are : "rules lawyering", "gaming ...


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fecund: producing or able to produce many babies, young animals, or plants - Merriam-Webster


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You've exploited a loophole in the rules.


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innovative adjective 1.0 (Of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original: 1.1 (Of a person) introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking: ODO Emphasis mine


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Your question seems not to be about a general family situation but about the technical situation with data structures in computer science. In the latter case, a binary tree is for internal nodes with two children, ternary for three. The generalization is then multiary for many children. Other, similar ways of saying this are _n- ary (for an arbitrary ...


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You are "gaming" the system. Gaming implies that you are playing within the rules but in the way that the rule writers did not intend or expect.


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Given what OP has described in the comments, I think branching node would be ideal. We're referring to a node which has branches. We could modify it to highly branching node to clarify we're specifically talking about nodes with a lot of branches.


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BEFORE a noun, "almost-finished' is better, since it emphasizes that 'almost' is qualifying 'finished', not 'report'. Not important in this case, but compare 'longest living animal' with 'longest-living animal'.


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“Gamesmanship” is a single-word noun that seems to describe what you are up to. I don’t think an adjective currently exists for this noun, but perhaps somewhere between “sportsmanlike” and “unsportsmanlike” you could coin and find a place for “gamesmanlike.” Phrases could include “gaming/playing the system,” “bending the rules,” or “exploiting ...


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Might not be quite correct but as a fellow programmer I would say Abundant Richly supplied; wealthy; possessing in great quantity. - From Wikipedia


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In this case it seems like you are outsmarting the system, so how about: Circumvention to avoid (defeat, failure, unpleasantness, etc.) by artfulness or deception; avoid by anticipating or outwitting from dictionary.com Bypass to go around or avoid (a city, obstruction, problem, etc) from dictionary.com


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"almost-finished" is a compound adjective. It is the correct way to say "I am attaching an almost-finished version of the report". "almost finished" is not correct in this case. Here's a sentence where you would use "almost finished" without the hyphen: "I am almost finished with the work."


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In medicine, the adjective multiparous is used to describe a woman who has had more than one child. It is also used in biology to describe species that normally give birth to multiple offspring at once (like a litter of puppies).


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Given that the structure you're trying to describe is a data tree, it would make sense to use a tree metaphor. You might try Burgeoning burgeoning begin[ning] to grow, as a bud; put[ting] forth buds, shoots, etc., as a plant Because the tree is specifically a data tree, Polyadic would also work. polyad A group consisting of an indeterminate ...


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A tree is a special kind of graph, so I'd go with the standard terminology for a graph, which is saying that your node has a high (or large) degree. You lose the parent/child metaphor, but I think your readers will understand you better.


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converse implication: only describes Y, I want an adjective that describes X and Y s 'relationship The adjectives (concepts) you need are necessary and sufficient and the concept you already know of "relationship betweem X and Y (usually P and Q in logic), that is "implication" In the quoted link you can see the possible combinations, the example you ...


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I'd say: dense My reasoning is that a tree where each node has one child is a degenerate tree, from there I see that such a tree is "sparse". You're looking for the opposite of that, and an antonym of sparse is dense. Also there's some technical definition of "dense" to back that up.


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Trepidation would emphasize the fear and anxiety: noun [MASS NOUN] 1 A feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen: ODO


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Generally the mind hungers rather than thirsts. Feed your brain, don't water it! For a general phrase, I would use "intellectually starved for a good book" or something similar. This is usage number three from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starved


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Philoprogenitive is the word. Having many offspring. [OD] Another option is multi-child and it is suitable for your context as well. Here is an example usage: The optimal algorithm is suitable for the cases when the given DFG has a small number of multi-parent and multi-child nodes. Real-Time Embedded Systems: Optimization, Synthesis, and ...


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Incestuous (adj): (the noun is incestuousnesses) adj. Of, involving, or suggestive of incest. having committed incest. Someone who commits incest is the more common way to refer to an incestuous person. A less common term is incestophile according to Wikipedia: A person who engages in incest is called an incestophile.


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Ever-changing adjective: ever-changing; adjective: everchanging constantly changing or developing. the key is adapting to the ever-changing conditions --Google search define operation (ever-changing)


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Some English verbs can be used in a verb + adjective structure. The copula, be, is obviously one (I am cold). Verbs used functionally purely as a link between the subject and an adjective (or noun: I am John) have been called link verbs by some, although some say this approach is unacceptably simplistic (see John Lawler's comments in the What are all the ...


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The game is dynamic I prefer 'dynamic'


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Cheating or bypassing or exploiting all the possibilities and shortcuts is called 'hacking'. In your situation you 'hacked' the quiz, if you need one word. There is an expression 'to work something around' or 'to find a workaround' This type of activity, exploiting workarounds and shortcuts is described as 'life hacks'


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I would call that cheap. The act itself would be employing a cheap tactic. Alternatively, your strategy could be seen as an exploit, in which case you would be exploiting.


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I would profer populous. full of residents or inhabitants, as a region; heavily populated. Unlike prolific or fecund, it doesn't imply that the populous object created the descendant entities. Instead, it has many. (As @Joe brought up in the comments on the OP, foster/adopted families can have many children, which is another situation where the family ...



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