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The most obvious one that comes to my mind would be skeptical. Skeptical : having or expressing doubt about something (such as a claim or statement) http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skeptical Other words that might fit are inquisitive, doubting, or questioning.


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Mincing has the connotation of being cut with an instrument with a slicing edge, whereas grinding utilizes friction between two or more points. More about the physical action and tools involved rather than materials; although because of the difference in technique, they have varying effectivness with materials of varying consistency. Both turns of phrase ...


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They are two different terms with different, though related, etymology. Flammable is the more recent and also the more common of the two: (Etymonline) inflammable early 15c., in medicine, "liable to inflammation," from Middle French inflammable and directly from Medieval Latin inflammabilis, from Latin inflammare (see inflame). As "able to be set ...


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I like ambivalent: ADJECTIVE Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone: We all live our lives on a foundation of faith. Some have faith in science, nature, mankind, or themselves. Others have faith in a transcendent God. As long as we can squeeze all of the evidence and outcomes into our "faith box", we are ...


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If the information is condensed and summarised, then a common word for this is dashboard. It might apply even if the information is not summarized. "An easy to read, often single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of the current status (snapshot) and historical trends of an organization’s key performance indicators (KPIs) - ...


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Traits of the kind that you mention can be classed as demographic characteristics or demographic features. According to the definitions supplied by Oxforddictionaries.com, demography has two denotations: 1 The study of statistics such as births, deaths, income, or the incidence of disease, which illustrate the changing structure of human populations. ...


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I work with police reports in teaching technical writing skills, and from reading a number of those, the distinction I commonly see (dealing with the same body) is... The police officer finds the dead body/body at the crime scene. The pathologist autopsies the cadaver. The corpse is what gets buried. In crime reporting, no presumptions are ...


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The generic version of your question is Beginning a sentence with a present participle or gerund. Sure you can. Texting while driving is an extremely dangerous habit. Texting his friends while driving, he would be drinking latte at the same time. Painting houses is her favourite past time. Buying a house without a broker, she would save quite a sum ...


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Case and trial have related meanings with reference to a legal context. Case is a more general term that refers to a legal action that can be taken against someone, while trial refers specifically to the legal proceeding regarding a case. Case Law: An action or a suit or just grounds for an action. The facts or evidence offered in support of ...


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You are exactly right, FumbleFingers, that "you're not the boss of me" is a childish (or childhood) equivalent of "you're not my boss." In fact, in southeast Texas, where I spent the first 16 years of my life, it was a standard riposte in Childspeak, covering much the same ground as "You're not my mother," but without the demeaning acknowledgment that your ...


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Coding craft is a correct phrase; it means 'the craft of coding' as you said.Hire craft is correct as well; it means skill or ability to hire.It can of course be written hiring craft also.As you know hire can be a verb or a noun; see http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hire: verb (used with object), hired, hiring. 1. to engage the services ...


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I guess you're looking for a word which describes someone as inflexible, skeptic and refusing to change one's views or notion about something. It could be HERETIC, a person who differs from what is generally accepted. If someone sticks to outdated, stereotyped choices, it could be archaic. But more specifically I would suggest " Luddite ", which means ...


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Since they consider it superior to any other without any substantial reason as to why, they may be elitists, or showing signs of elitism. 1: leadership or rule by an elite 2: the selectivity of the elite; especially : snobbery (elitism in choosing new members) - Mirriam-Webster Snobbery or being a snob would also fit. Anyone who thinks ...


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They could be purists ... what is the purpose of the obscure language? ... Or they could be dinosaurs ... or they could be [insert name of obscure programming language here] snobs. Again, depends on the purpose and EFFECTIVENESS of the obscure language.


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You might consider the word placeholder, specifically definition 2 as provided by Collins Dictionary.com: a section of text that is placed in a document, etc temporarily until the final text is inserted there at a later stage In the specific context of computing, another candidate might be variable: a named unit of storage that can be changed to ...


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One common name for that is placeholder.


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Short Answer: In US law, you win/lose a case but you win/lose at trial, not win/lose a trial. tl;dr: In US law, a case is used to describe a particular lawsuit, either criminal or civil (non-criminal). A case can be resolved at various stages. The parties can settle, dismiss the case or proceed to a formal determination. That determination may be reached ...


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If I were you, I would say, "My competence will benefit your company". The sentence you asked sounds a bit strange to me. I usually hear people say "A benefits B", such as "The policy benefits thousands of people", or "B benefits from A", as "Thousands of people benefit from the policy". Hope my answer is helpful :)


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Individual employer is the common definition for a a person employing their own staff: Support for individual employers : There are many benefits to employing your own staff to provide care and support in your own home but we also know that being an employer can be daunting and confusing. Skills for Care has a range of resources to help make this ...


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A simple google search of “stoked about” yields about four times more hits than either “stoked on” or “stoked to.” This matches my expectation, because I don’t recall ever hearing someone use “stoked on” or “stoked to.”


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Most NDAs I've signed have referred to "sensitive information" (which agrees with one of Dan Bron's suggestions) I would just say "Non disclosure agreements are required when a party wishes to prevent the other from disclosing sensitive information"


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Go for something that's reasonably self-explanatory, like "weekend-weekend" or, if space is limited, an appropriate abbreviation. If you have to abbreviate it, make sure you have a tooltip that expands the abbreviation.


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An argument normally involves two opposing positions. If the argument is about factual matters, it's likely one or both positions can be either strengthened or weakened by evidence (as to which facts are true or false). Thus, the US should not have invaded Iraq can be supported by facts (Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, Iraquis are worse off now than under ...


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A comma before and, but, or, or any of the other conjunctions FANBOYS is needed in two conditions 1. When we have three or more items in a series. 2.When "FANBOYS" is being used to coordinate two independent clauses. In your case, I would say it's wrong to use a comma, because (and how long) is considered a dependent clause which is only could be ...


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When speaking of my direct reports I use the term "staff". When speaking to my direct reports I use the term "team" or more specifically "team member". During annual reviews of direct reports I may reference my relationship to them as I'm their "supervisory support". Avoid the term "subordinate" as that can have a "less than" connotation.


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Relevance is the more common form, according to grammarist.com: Relevance vs. relevancy: There is no difference between relevance and relevancy. Though the latter is the older form, relevance is now preferred in all varieties of English. In this century, relevance is about ten times as common as relevancy in U.S. popular usage, and the gap is even ...


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"Later" is definitely more formal than "Later on" According to me the "on" is just a filler to make the sentence smoother. For Example- Many times we use "in order to", even though "to" is sufficient.


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"later" and "later on" have the same meaning. Sometimes "later on" is preferred because it has another, smoother rhythmical flow. You can consider "later on" as just a variant for "later".



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