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Perhaps the word you are looking for is playboy, though in later years it has taken on a connotation of sexual promiscuity. "The Original Playboys relied upon a perfect storm of pleasurable circumstances: The world was at peace; airplanes began flying internationally; their parents were members of the 1920’s cafe society and raised progressive, ...
Tourist "Travel exotic" tipped your hand here. There are many types of people who exhibit your other behaviors: Trust fund kid, hippy, retired, but if you're doing this while traveling you're a tourist.
sum may refer to the integral of something as well, seeing as when a curve is positive, the integral is the sum of infinitesimally slim squares below the curve adding up to the area below the curve. While sums may indeed be used occasionally to refer to calculations in a broader sense, I should shy away from such usages: It dilutes the accuracy with which ...
As Peter Shor pointed out, there are definitions of sum in the online Oxford Dictionary that do cover math problems not explicitly involving addition, so this is acceptable usage.
Since the first answer has comprehensively answered part of your question, I'll answer the other part which asks about some conventions used in English language. Making a text italic, bold or underlining it to make emphasis is a convention. Increasing the font size (I mean really big) of the first letter for the first paragraph in an article is a ...
The best way to understand this sentence is to first think about the word "convention"; what is a convention? According to Dictionary.com, a convention is a rule, method or practice established by usage. In other words, a convention is the generally accepted way of doing something. Therefore, the sentence correct according to conventions of standard ...
From her appearance, it could be guessed, though not correctly but presumably, that the woman was in the age bracket of 20–30 years.
It means the woman looked like she was between the ages of 20 and 30. As @jera notes, it doesn't disclose her true age.
A vision problem means it is related to the way we perceive something A visual problem means it is related to a physical thing we can see. Therefore, you should use a vision problem.
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