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Nice answers here already, but the problem with agglutination is that it's a very unusual word that most people will be unfamiliar with. Indeed it sounds rather like the process of adding gluten to something... I would myself go for more of a comedic term which is itself agglutinated: I would call it Extenderization. Everyone can relate to that term and ...


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Increasement is already a word. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/increasement http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/increasement http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Increasement But I would offer this Calvin and Hobbes strip: Although in this case I suppose you're nouning a noun. Edit: More seriously, you might consider using the verb suffixing: ...


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Rate limiting describes enforcing only a certain number of attempts per unit of time. Progressive rate limiting describes decreasing the number of allowed attempts per the same unit of time.


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Perhaps you mean the process of attaching suffixes and/or prefixes to a root word to make a whole family of related words, like hand, handy, handiness, unhand, unhanded, and so on. The name for that is agglutination and languages that rely on this kind of word growth for their grammar are called agglutinative. The word itself is an example of Latin ...


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When you make up a new word, generally, it's called a "neologism". Does that fit here? Neologism: (noun) a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase. the introduction or use of new words or new senses of existing words. a new doctrine, especially a new interpretation of sacred writings. Psychiatry. a new word, often consisting of a combination of ...


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Nationalism is just a form of statism - the belief in state - and is as much a religion as Christianity, Islam, or Judaism. They all have their holy texts (Constitution, Bible, Koran, Torah), their prophets (president/king, Jesus, Mohammed, Abraham), their rituals (voting, communion, Hegira, Sabbath), and many other common concepts. In that context, I ...


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I agree it's not the best example, because you had to change the punctuation to make your point. (Also, I'm not convinced Pink's lyrics merit close scrutiny, but that's a different discussion.) I think the term you're looking for might be ambiguity or ambiguous phrasing. There's a good description of ambiguity here: http://literarydevices.net/ambiguity/ ...


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I'm a software engineer. I'm not clear on what you mean by "step-action table". I can infer it's definition from context, usage, and the definition of the component words. However, I think this places it clearly within the realm of jargon. My question is: Should the term "step-action table" just be "table"? Yes.


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I believe what you are looking for is called the Dunning–Kruger effect. I would quote the Wikipedia page but I think Theodoros Chatzigiannakis puts it better: the Dunning–Kruger effect (...) is a cognitive bias that seems to apply to any activity, ranging from (e.g.) understanding a piece of text to being a doctor. The bias is that people who are ...


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The term "armchair quarterback" is defined by oxforddictionaries.com as A person who advises or offers an opinion on something (especially a sporting event) in which he or she is not actively involved, or about which he or she lacks first-hand or specialist knowledge. The term is related to the sport of American football, in which the player in the ...


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No. A humanitarian is someone who helps others in a practical sense (feeds the poor, cures the sick etc.). I’d just say a liberal arts graduate.


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There is no single term nowadays that unambiguously refers to a student of the humanities. Academics will usually identify according to their field: a Germanist or a Byzantinist, a rhetorician or a logician. The OED gives as the first meaning of humanist, from 1589, as follows: a. A person who pursues or is expert in the study of the humanities, esp. a ...


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I agree that the context is very important. I like manipulator and proselytizer. I would add to that zealot, someone who is overzealous/fanatical about an idea, ideal, cause, etc. Zealots tend to be proselytizers in the first degree. They believe everyone should think as they do.


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You might try Partition: a grouping of the set's elements into non-empty subsets, in such a way that every element is included in one and only one of the subsets. It seems a bit awkward, but you might try... In a good multiple-choice survey item, the answer choices should partition the possible answers.


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That would be an English rum jar. Often labeled with SRD (Supply Reserve Depot), these jars historically held rum for British soldiers fighting in wars. You can learn more about them here.


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Possibly a carboy : a large container, sometimes in a frame for support, used for storing and transporting liquids: A large carboy will protect wine from a fairly large temperature swing. (Definition of carboy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press) Also a demijohn. No sense not getting in deeper: [National ...


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I'd call it a jug although they often have a handle you can put one finger through. Generally they're stoppered with a cork.


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It could be a canopic jar. Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. They were commonly either carved from limestone or were made of pottery. From Oxford English: A covered urn used in ancient Egyptian burials to hold the entrails from an ...


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I would say "Updated 01-01-16" (note updated not update) or "Last updated 01-01-16" or "Last update 01-01-16". I think option 2 is the clearest.


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I would personally avoid effective in all forms, as something can be effective far into the future, or perhaps only when certain other conditions are met (e.g. contracts frequently have conditions precedent that need to be ticked off before the contract comes into force). So, if your intent is to capture when the document was last revised, this isn't what ...


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'pedagogue' is a word for teacher but implies a one-way flow of information with little respect for the student.


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I think the term you are looking for is called negging, although it is rather colloquial: Negging is a rhetorical strategy whereby a person makes a deliberate backhanded compliment or otherwise insulting remark to another person in order to undermine his or her confidence in a way that gains approval.


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This question is impossible to answer without context. @vickyace pointed out proselytizer which is a person who attempts to convert someone. I believe by saying "tries to tell you what to think" you mean someone who has malicious intent. In that, manipulator fits the best.


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Enrollment is The Act Of Been Enrolled.enrolled is to be registered with an institution once tii you get off or to be signed up. While Registration is mainly a form fill system to provide a details for an institution.


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The location in space and time of an entity is its spacetime coordinates. (Sorry, I couldn't find a concise reference for this, but if you do a web search, you will get many hits.)


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Time-Geographic from wiki time geography Time geography is not only about time-geographic diagrams, just as music is not only about musical notation. scope of the idea Time geography or time-space geography is an evolving transdisciplinary perspective on spatial and temporal processes and events such as social interaction, ecological ...


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Worldline This from wiki without a primary source. worldline In physics, the world line of an object is the path of that object in 4-dimensional spacetime, tracing the history of its location in space at each instant in time.


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Trajectory. from wiki, which happens to provide a primary source. trajectory A trajectory or flight path is the path that a moving object follows through space as a function of time.[1] The Principles of Physics by Rohit Metha, Chapter 11 Page 378 Para 3


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I can't be certain that I understand the question you are asking...but it sounds like you are describing adjectives, which express qualities of an object (physical or conceptual), such as blue, heavy, etc. This same thing is done to reference physical location and time, which can be appended to nouns as "qualities" in the same way: "The 6:30 Soho Train was ...


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In typography, for the letter S, the middle section is referred to as the spine of the letter; the upper and lower parts don't have a specific term as far as I know (beyond ‘curved stroke’) but you could maybe use “shoulders”, generally used for the arch in the letters m, n, h. Using the anatomy of typography for a shape that's not meant to be a letter is ...


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As a S-curve, or sigmoid function, all derivative points are positive, so you can not use an offhand specific universally point for all curves of that type. However, with the normalization of the function, as you see in the following image, one can use a definite slope for references to the upper and lower part of the curve, for instance, those points ahead ...


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United Utilities seem to call this a 'branch pipe'.


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I would consider "fill in" and "fill out" to be verbs in modern usages. Along the lines of "kick the bucket" conveying an indivisible meaning. If this doesn't answer your question, provide another example.


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You can use the word catalyst to represent such situations. As per the definition Catalysis (/kəˈtælᵻsᵻs/) is the increase in the rate of a chemical reaction due to the participation of an additional substance called a catalyst (/ˈkætəlᵻst/). With a catalyst, reactions occur faster and require less activation energy. In this context, you or the person to ...


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This boils down to the differences between the suffixes -ity and -(at)ion. From Dictionary.com: -ity: a suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing state or condition: jollity; civility; Latinity. In this case, plurality marks the state of being plural. Its semantic root is "plural". -ation: -a combination of -ate1.and -ion, used to form ...


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Like-minded Having similar opinions or interests "A dedicated football fan herself, she started the online community for likeminded women"


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I think you are looking for online/virtual community: An online community is a virtual community whose members interact with each other primarily via the Internet. For many, online communities may feel like home, consisting of a “family of invisible friends."Those who wish to be a part of an online community usually have to become a member via a ...


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Oxymoron It is a figure of speech used to denote two contradictory words in the same sentence. It can be used to create humor, sarcasm etc "seriously funny" "deafening silence" "open secret"


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As a native speaker of North American English, I would likely call them Alternative Societies. Speculative Fiction would be appropriate as well, and the term is now widely understood, though usually in a broader context.


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Try VOLUNTEER computing - Volunteer computing is a type of computing in which computer owners donate their computing resources (such as processing power and storage) to one or more "projects". Also you must know, if you don't already, that it belongs to a class of distributed computing. In the broadest sense of the term, distributed computing just ...


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It's a cluster. A cluster is a group of independent servers (usually in close proximity to one another) interconnected through a dedicated network to work as one centralized data processing resource. Clusters are capable of performing multiple complex instructions by distributing workload across all connected servers. Clustering improves ...


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When there's no central control it's sometimes called a mesh. If there's some particular node directing traffic and collecting results, it might be called a farm.


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ASHRAE defines air conditioning as follows: air conditioning the process of treating air to meet the requirements of a conditioned space by controlling its temperature, humidity, cleanliness, and distribution. Note that "ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of ...


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Try Asset (plural - assets) A resource, a valuable thing, an item of use or value owned. something useful in an effort to do something.


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Try using tools or materials (Resources:-alternates are tools,materials,stocks,assets,contents) https://www.google.co.in/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=resources+definition


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You are liquidating your warehouse. It is intrinsic that items will no longer be available from said warehouse and any that were have been redistributed. In United Kingdom law and business, liquidation is the process by which a company (or part of a company) is brought to an end, and the assets and property of the company are redistributed. –Wiki ...


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How about de-inventory? inventory : to keep an available supply of (merchandise); stock. Random House Spiceworks keeps de-inventorying computers Spiceworks


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Many words have been used, but I don't think anyone mentioned that different terms are appropriate for different situations. "Biological father", or more unusual "genetic father" just describes the biological situation without any judgement. It will even be used to describe the husband of the wife who raised the child in cases where people doubt it. "My ...



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