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Consider role model: a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people. Unlike mentor, this word does not suggest that the person in question is aware that they are acting as such. In fact, people (for example, celebrities) are often role models for children without their ever knowing it.


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Syntactically, it's a noun, but a restricted one: it only occurs in the plural, and only in the phrase "in cahoots [with]". (The OED gives some examples of its use in the singular, including in the meaning "a confederate"; but I think that is obsolete - the examples given are mid-nineteenth century). If you want to classify it, it must be an abstract noun, ...


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I've never met this usage before and also the article (I post below) appears to show its rare usages as a curiosity. I don't recommend that you use it. "Do, perform (due) diligence" are more common usages. Diligencing. Do you like it? It is surely more elegant than the clunky “doing due diligence”, a corruption of “exercising due diligence”. “...


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Though luck, according to Ngram the two have nearly similar use. (See below.) But as quadrangle is also used as synonym for Square, court, courtyard, plaza, enclosure, precinct, piazza...therefore a portion of its usage is for something else than what you're asking for. Whereas quadrilateral is exclusively used for the geometric figure, so the answer to ...


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Patch to mean an area where one operates (especially for police officers, criminals or salesmen) is common in informal BrE. It could sometimes equate to a hometown but not always. 3.1 British informal An area for which someone is responsible or in which they operate : we didn’t want any secret organizations on our patch More example sentences ...


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Pre-booking specifically denotes that you have booked something in advance, Book (something) in advance: a pre-booked hotel reservation (ODO) whilst booking Reserve accommodation for (someone): his secretary had booked him into the hotel (ODO) merely connotes these meanings and booking would refer to the reservation more generally and ...


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The Wikipedia article on teeth cleaning gives prophylaxis, odontexesis, and odontexis. However, this medical jargon seems more applicable to the professional cleaning done by a dental hygienist. I do not know of a one-word noun for "brushing of teeth", but "tooth brushing" might be more natural than "teeth brushing" because noun adjuncts are more often ...


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If you're writing technical documents, you could use this structure: The XYZ feature is present in the application. The phase is present is common in tech docs, i.e. it exists in the software.


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Since you are looking for a noun, not an adjective (e.g. extant) or something like "ontology", I suggest either "ens" or "entity". "Ens" is the noun derived from the Latin verb "esse" (to be); its plural form is "entia". "Entity" is derived from "entitas" in Medieval Latin, and ultimately from "ens". See also Wikipedia's definition of entity as "...



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