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That 'part' is the computer. The other devices you describe are peripherals connected to it. If the form factor is a traditional, vertical case, as pictured, 'tower' is often used as well. And of course, if you're looking for a term specifically for the housing, well, that'd be the 'case'.


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Well the most common term I have heard without huge sexual connotations is ladies' man. 1) A Man who spends much time with women, or is in the constant company of them 2) A man who is able to pleasure women in most any manner 3) A Man who tends towards female friends, rather then male friends You can also go with playboy, but this hints at wealth ...


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I'd like to offer chick magnet: a male who seems to attract good looking females easily; someone who has many female admirers. While Casanova, player, and playboy fit, they have a somewhat negative connotation (to me, at least) of having less regard for women; a chick magnet doesn't (to me) have that connotation. A puppy is a chick magnet! In 6 Ways To ...


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The man who coined the term knowledge workers differentiated them from manual workers. Management guru Peter Drucker coined the term "knowledge worker." In his 1969 book, The Age of Discontinuity, Drucker differentiates knowledge workers from manual workers and insists that new industries will employ mostly knowledge workers.


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In What Is the Real Name of the #?, a good explanation of this sign is given. Technically, it's called the octothorpe. Called the pound sign, number sign and more recently the hashtag, it actually developed as a scribble for the abbreviation of pound in latin: lb, where lb is an abbreviation of libra, itself a shortened form of the full expression, libra ...


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Filibuster is the act of speaking non-stop in Congress or other parliamentary body. It is used as a tactic to hold the floor for various reasons: To allow time to gather constituents, to prevent discussion or vote on a bill before it will expire, to obstruct proceedings in general. The word derives from Spanish filibustero which is in turn derived from ...


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Consider bloviate Talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way It has an interesting derivation and pattern of usage, especially (but not exclusively) as applied to politicians.


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The outer box can be called any of the following: computer case computer chassis tower system unit base unit Though most of the times, people would refer it by just chassis or 'CPU' which is technically incorrect but widely accepted.


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While most monarchs have been male, many female monarchs also have reigned in history; the term queen regnant refers to a ruling monarch, while a queen consort refers to the wife of a reigning king. Most states only have a single person acting as monarch at any given time, although two monarchs have ruled simultaneously in some countries, a situation ...


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I think that the question contains a faulty premise. There are many types of three-valued logic. Some three-valued systems include: A ternary numeral system, in which each digit is called a "trit" (short for TRinary digIT). Each trit can be 0, 1, or 2. The least-significant trit represents zero, one, or two; the second-least-significant trit represents ...


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This may not be exactly what you are thinking of, but there is a technique informally known as the "Gish Gallop", which specifically refers to rapidly presenting many arguments. Although each individual argument may be flawed, each one take time to refute (often longer than it took to state), and thus an opponent may simply not have enough time to deal with ...


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The sign has multiple names and meanings: Per Wikipedia: The symbol is a Number Sign in North America with Pound Sign making in-roads as a name. Outside North America it has always been called a Hash Sign. With the advent of Twitter, hash or hashtag (named for the act of tagging with a hash sign) has become very popular in North America, too. The ...


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In my experience in the US, this is typically called a handout, or it is referred to informally in class by the name(s) of the author(s) or a short title. Yes, that means that "handout" can be anything from a single, informal sheet passed out occasionally to a bound book (which is typically not available through other channels, etc., it might be written by ...


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I would say there is no opposite of "knowledge worker" just as there is no opposite to "accountant". Besides, the term "knowledge worker" lacks a precise or agreed upon definition, so it should not be a surprise that there is no clear opposite. For example, what would you call an engraver, like the kind who engraves printing plates for the US Mint to print ...


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Urban Dictionary: Don Juan A Great Lover. A Great Friend. A man that gave many women sexual gratification. Sometimes people call friends or people who are smooth with ladies Don Juan. That jon, he's such a don juan. Wiki: Don Juan Don Juan is used synonymously for "womanizer", especially in Spanish slang, and is often used in reference ...


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In general, they can be called softbound books. (or booklets) (or copy/copies) softbound (adj.): Not bound between hard covers Note: softbound is used as "soft bound" or "soft-bound" as well. "bound copy" is also used in universities, especially for thesis submissions. It is a more general term that can cover copies bound with different type of soft ...


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snowing Also: bullshitting bloviating waffling pontificating posturing fogging (if the intent is to distract from the underlying issue)


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In winemaking, destemming is the process of removing the stems from the grapes, and the same term is usable for coriander. Dictionary.com meaning: Verb (used with object), de·stemmed, de·stem·ming. to remove the stem from (a fruit or vegetable); stem.


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Trit for trinary digit. According to Princeton Wikipedia, since the Princeton article was retrieved from Wikipedia: Analogous to a bit, a ternary digit is a trit (trinary digit). One trit contains log23 (about 1.58496) bits of information. Trits and base 3 computing and hardware have been researched and developed in the 50's. The idea was to eliminate ...


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system box An entire computer ... consists of: a display, either color or monochrome; a system box (processor, memory, disk drives, power supply, and communication interfaces); a keyboard; a pointing device, often a mouse. It may also be called the [computer] base unit.


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What you really want, is a Mack: Or a Playa / Player: They are often used interchangeably nowadays.


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Apparently nobody has mentioned it yet, so I’ll put forth stud. The term stud comes from the animal-husbandry world where it refers to a male whose purpose is to mate with females and produce offspring. Likewise, male humans who are perceived to have “game” and be able to “score” easily with women are often dubbed studs.


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Monarchy comes from the Greek for 'one ruler'. So all monarchies have either a king or a queen in power; though the ruler's spouse may be called 'queen' or 'prince consort', the title does not grant equality. If it did, the system would no longer be a monarchy: possibly, as mentioned above, a diarchy. (Note for historical pedants: though Philip of Spain ...


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A "monarchy," by definition, is a "one person" rule. (Mono= one, archy=rule). In English history, there was the joint rule of "William and Mary" cited by others, but that was the exception, not the rule. The confusion may arise from the fact that most "monarchs" have spouses. These spouses are referred to as "consorts" and are often given "equivalent" ...


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From standard logical fallacies Argument from authority (Argumentum ab auctoritate), also authoritative argument and appeal to authority, is a common logical fallacy.[1] it could also be argumentum ad verecundiam. Here the intent is to have you accept the argument due to your ignorance of the subject itself.


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I'm really not sure what you're asking - you seem to be referring to three distinct circumstances: 1) The deliberate use of prolixity in a parliamentary context. In the UK, this is known as 'talking out' a bill. It's not equivalent to the US practice of filibustering, which seeks to extend, rather than curtail discussion. Both, however, have the same ...


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It will depend on the context. If you merge two glasses of water - the individuals are destroyed - and 1 remains. If you merge 2 arrays in computer memory - the individuals are not necessarily destroyed. (depends on implementation) - and they and the whole remains. If you merge 2 packs of cards - open to interpretation.


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The cooking school, Le Cordon-Bleu USA, refers to the field as the pâtisserie and baking arts. It also uses the term pastry arts. The Culinary Institute of America uses the same phrases.


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Why not information or data. The mere existence of some piece of realia will never be evidence. The information derived from it, its presence, its condition and other perceptable data are what will become the evidence. For example, the bone. It is a thing in or on the ground. Someone will have to tease out of htat thing that it is a bone, that it came from ...


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The opposite of knowledge worker would be an unskilled laborer. Investopedia defines it: A segment of the work force associated with a low skill level or a limited economic value for the work performed (human capital). Unskilled labor is generally characterized by low education levels and small wages. Work that requires no specific education or ...



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