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The general term for this, not specific to media files, is broken link. But I agree completely with @Mr. Shiny's answer. Don't talk implementation to users; just tell them that this is not available now.


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Seems more like a stackoverflow question here, but Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 is right, for non-technical audience you should just say something like "Unable to display the content at this time, please click on this link for more details", and put the details for more techy people in a separate page linked from the main one.


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For non-technical users, don't get into any details. Just say that the media could not be played (or displayed, for static media such as photos).


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I'm a big fan of "data-rust." Even though I've only ever heard it colloquially in tech-nerd circles, I suspect it's easily enough adopted.


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"Specialization" or "Semantic Narrowing" - "A process of SEMANTIC CHANGE in which narrowing occurs in the meaning of a word..."


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I might suggest: coopt: to use or take control of (something) for your own purposes Merriam Webster To take or assume for one's own use; appropriate The Free Dictionary or in extreme cases redefine*: to define (as a concept) again, reformulate; had to redefine their terms to reexamine or reevaluate especially with a view to change *From ...


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The virtual machine is not necessarily inside the "Program Files" folder. The virtual machine is simply used there. Nowhere in the sentence is it clear where the virtual machine actually resides.


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Circular reasoning is really the correct term. Technically, this is also "begging the question," but as was previously pointed out, common (mis)use of that term has introduced ambiguity. Although the term "tautology" is often used to describe this type of situation, tautologies and circular reasoning are not necessarily the same thing. A tautology is a ...


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This type of argumentation is called "circular reasoning" or "tautological". When the circularity of the argument is less blatant, and the tautology is indirect or merely implied by one of the premises, then the fallacy is known as "begging the question". In recent years, "begging the question" has started to be used as a synonym for "raising the ...


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One word is cataphora. Since the noun no longer precedes the pronoun that refers to it, that noun can be called a postcedent. Here's a bit from the wiki article on cataphora: In linguistics, cataphora ... is used to first insert an expression or word that co-refers with a later expression in the discourse.[1] example of strict, sentence-internal ...


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While I agree that the concept is referring to @rhetorician's answer, inverse proportionality is usually used in mathematical contexts and sounds strange to me otherwise, because then you have to say something like "winning/happiness/success/...? is inversely proportional to your score". Really I would just restructure the sentence: "lower scores are ...


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Seems to me the concept of inverse proportionality (IP) needs to be part of an answer to your question. At its simplest (which is what I'm comfortable with), inverse proportionality is the phenomenon in which one variable goes up in value while another related variable goes down. If, for instance, you are a cold-weather lover, your enjoyment level is at ...


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apathetic apəˈθɛtɪk/Submit adjective showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern. "an apathetic electorate" synonyms: uninterested, indifferent, unconcerned, unmoved, unresponsive, impassive, passive, detached, uninvolved, disinterested, unfeeling, unemotional, emotionless, dispassionate, lukewarm, cool, uncaring, half-hearted, lackadaisical, ...


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The phrase "inverted score" seems to be used (albeit not very widely). So you could say "In golf, scores are inverted" (or "scoring is inverted"). A couple examples: In triathlon scoring In a research poll or two


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If by "stage name" you mean "a name artists use at work", the opposite of that is "real name", the official name they're registered as to the government


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I have written this before and I shall write it again. Antonyms can only be surmised within a bi-modal phenomenon. This reasoning does not pertain to the English language alone, but to any language in the Universe. It is a basic axiom in perceiving the functioning of the Universe. Let's illustrate with perceptions that are classified with two and only two ...


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"Tarboosh" seems to be the name for this type of hat that is used by Egyptians, in my experience. I am not sure about other parts of the Arabic-speaking world. "Fez" is the name widely recognised and understood by English speakers. Whether I would refer to it as a Fez or Tarboosh would depend on context - if the hat was being worn in Egypt, or I was talking ...


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I had a similar problem when writing a list of places/names for one of my books. This is my solution of using columns but I am not sure if it quite answers your question... Term (tab between these headings) Meaning (one one line and then explanation underneath) Challenge (explanation) ...


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I haven't previously heard of a person "performing capital," whether monetary, cultural, or human. Nor have I previously heard of someone "performing the legitimacy" of something. The quotation appears to have been drawn from an extemporaneous conversation, so the speaker's wording may simply have gotten muddled as she attempted to express her views. In any ...


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Some one told me that a questionnaire is a form that you have to fill out. That seems right.


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WHOSE SHOE WERE DAMAGE is an adjectival clause It tell us more about the subject which is the THE BOY


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I think "autological" is preferred to "homological". Yes, autological is autological.


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For phrases, I'm not sure I've heard one specifically. But for single words, like peruse, quite, cleave, I generally see the term contranym and auto-antonym. Wikipedia has a gigantic list of other terms*, but those are the two that I think will be most readily understood. * antagonym, Janus word , enantiodrome, self-antonym, antilogy, addad, contronym, ...


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In English, your problem is at the intersection of two muddles which makes the answer complex. Firstly, there is a long standing issue with the word Engineer in English. It is the only word available to describe people with a great deal of training, expertise, flair, and responsibility in very complex intellectual matters concerning the manipulation of ...


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From you link, Engineering Informatics seems to be a very new field of study that requires cross-discipline knowledge. However, it does seem to have a heavy focus on Information Systems. So, it is probably easier to explain yourself as an Information Systems Engineer, which I would describe as someone with knowledge on how to engineer a solution to an ...


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"Computer Scientist" is 100% good. I thought the question here was essentially: "IT or not". In short - don't use "IT" for you. Use either Computer Scientist, or, Engineer. So that's it. Some related info: http://english.stackexchange.com/a/30885/8286 http://sijinjoseph.com/programmer-competency-matrix/


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You are in Information Technology (the IT field) with a specialization in how it applies to Engineering. IT (or Informatics) Specialist [in Engineering] would be appropriate. This would be similar to saying I'm a medical doctor (specialist) specializing in endocrinology. For the most part, most people will stop processing after "medical doctor", but they ...


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Little late for this reply but I noticed no one included that a Run N' Gun is a real training/recreational event in which you carry your firearms/gear over distant areas with cover of varying stances and targets. Its the best training. Second only to live fire exercises (your fellow soldiers fire in preset locations/situations in a controlled setting but you ...


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Mathematically speaking, the metric system uses a fixed (or standard, or ordinary) radix (or base), whereas the imperial system uses a "mixed radix" (or synonyms per the preceding). From Wikipedia's article on mixed radix: Mixed radix numeral systems are non-standard positional numeral systems in which the numerical base varies from position to ...


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Given the orders of magnitude of the numbers, the rate (viz price) is 176, but the other values are all on the order of 4 (100x smaller). In other words, the other values are the bid size and ask (or offer) size (or quantity), possibly qualified with initial, starting, or opening. From Investopedia: Definition of 'Bid Size' The number of shares ...


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The two terms used in US stock exchanges are: Bid (or Offer) Ask See MSFT for an example. "Bid" refers to a price that is being offered by prospective buyers; "ask" to a price that is being asked by stock owners. You'd do well to examine the Wikipedia article (and related articles) on bid-offer spread to get more information.


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The answer is a plesionym. These are near-synonyms but with subtle differences (and the entire semantic range is not necessarily part of another symbol/word, as with hypo/ernymy).


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Whoa whoa ... utopia means "place that doesn't exist." What I mean to say is, that was the point in More's smart-ass, sarcastic, book. When you use Utopia, you use it as a negative. It's just like saying "dreamland" -- "maybe in dreamland," "oh that will work, in dreamland."


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It is called a negative utopia. The excerpt at the back of the novel 1984 uses the term negative utopia also. Below is a passage that explains negative utopia regarding to Orwell's and Huxley's novels and the distinction between dystopia and negative utopia: Here the distinction between a dystopia and a negative utopia is significant. George Orwell's ...


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Since it is not a complete software application, I myself would avoid using "program". The expression that I would use is implement software. This is used in the software engineering industry to describe the act of creating the code that will eventually become the software product. In formal software methodology, this is the step that translates a ...


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Consider “Prepare a program that will ...”. To prepare has senses including “To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble” and “To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound”. It implies planning, developing, writing, and debugging the program, although it does not narrowly constrain any of those activities. ...


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You might be looking for **develop** a program, or **produce** a program. but it is completely unclear what you are asking. Do they have to produce an entire working app? or desktop app? Include in that do they have to hire the graphics guys, modellers etc? Do they have to, just, write a certain amount of code that performs some purpose (perhaps more ...


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Structured analysis and design of software demands that you first learn and then teach the student these steps Define the use cases of the situation. Define the components required of the situation and design their relationships State which components are existent, which are to be created, and which are to be modified. For each component define their ...


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I hear it is a "santa sede" or two "sancta sedes"


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I offer the answer for the name of the first decade as Prenarian


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Grammer Nazi's www.ekast.co has a motto that says "We don't misspell, we just try not to plagiarize."


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This is one behavior commonly associated with a pedant is, per Merriam-Webster: ped·ant noun \ˈpe-dənt\ : a person who annoys other people by correcting small errors and giving too much attention to minor details


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You can call the the grammatical context for that particular sense of open. You'd say that sense X of open is of restricted distribution, and that the use of sense X requires a definite article in the noun phrase containing open. The doesn't have to strictly precede open, though. (You can say 'the great wide open.')


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Merriam-Webster refers to explanatory information that appears within a definition at the level of individual senses of the defined word as "an italicized label or guide phrase." Although the Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary's treatment of the noun open doesn't include "(with the)" or any other guide phrases, its handling of the adjective open includes ...


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Perhaps spellchecker? (Whether we like it or not.) [Oxford Dictionary Online] [Who says computing terms can't be applied to people, as in Thank you, Mr. Spellchecker. Maybe I meant to write check instead of cheque.] And as @DanBron points out, our slightly stuffier crowd might deem him or her autocorrector.


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I don't believe there's an exact word for "someone who corrects others' spelling errors", but there is one for a person who is meticulous in spelling, generally: orthographer (lit. "right writer"): One versed in orthography; one who spells words correctly, according to approved usage. If there is a single word which indicates (as @ermanen puts it) a ...


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There is also spelling nazi as a neologism which is derived from grammar nazi. Urbandictionary and tvtropes have entries for spelling nazi and there are some usages in Google Books. a person who freaks out when a little spelling mistake has occured or has be a constant little a**hole about it. people that care more about the spelling of words and ...


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I think user1598390 got it right. Floor is the closest to what you're looking for. I have also heard the term level used interchangeably with floor. Storey, as defined by Dictionary.com, shows that both words, floor and level, are acceptable. storey /ˈstɔːrɪ/ noun (pl) -reys, -ries 1. a floor or level of a building 2. a set of ...


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How about layer? Or dividing layer Or separating layer — something like that? Stratum is related to layer, but I think layer is less scientific sounding.



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