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Mar
15
answered Alternative ways to say “I cannot answer that question”?
Dec
4
comment What do you call a person who keeps on going despite setbacks? (in one word, a noun)
+1 for 'most likely to cause a game developer to get a cease-and-desist letter'
Nov
28
comment Ways to Memorize “Discreet” and “Discrete”
More specifically - if you want the word that means 'separate', pick the one with the same ending!
Sep
12
comment What do you call an event that happens without a cause?
@Izkata I was thinking of the probabilistic nature of QM rather than virtual particles in particular. There's no dispute that the predictions of the theory agree with our observations, as you point out, but I think it's a bit of a jump from there to assert that the universe actually operates randomly.
Sep
12
comment What do you call an event that happens without a cause?
God has sometimes been equated with the idea of a 'first cause' - others deny that such a thing is possible. As for QM - surely that depends whether you view it as a literal description of physics, rather than a mathematical model?
Jun
28
comment What is the player called who has a turn?
@Affe I see the MTG brigade has turned out in full force for this one!
May
9
answered How to express reduction from 10 or 100 billion to 1 billion
Feb
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answered Is there a term for grammatical mistakes as a result of trying too hard?
Jan
19
comment What's the difference between 'just' and 'fair'?
Perhaps this question is worth cross-posting here? philosophy.stackexchange.com
Dec
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Dec
19
comment Word to describe “when someone describes something in too much detail”
I did not equate the two - I merely expressed my preferences. Any comment on whether this actually answers the question?
Dec
19
revised Word to describe “when someone describes something in too much detail”
added 2 characters in body
Dec
19
answered Word to describe “when someone describes something in too much detail”
Dec
19
comment Word to describe “when someone describes something in too much detail”
Please could you provide an example of a sentence where you're thinking of using the desired word?
Dec
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Nov
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comment What do you call something that is not first in a sequence?
Would you care to propose an alternative superscript? Statistically speaking, th will be correct in ~70% of cases.
Nov
4
comment What do you call something that is not first in a sequence?
Those forms are not required for unknown nth, even when n might be in {1,2,3}, so why use them for (n>1)th?
Nov
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comment What do you call something that is not first in a sequence?
@tchrist No worse than 0th, surely?
Nov
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answered What do you call something that is not first in a sequence?
Sep
21
answered What is the opposite of using something judiciously?