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Aug
6
revised What is the antonym of “dependent”?
Qualified answer
Aug
6
comment What is the antonym of “dependent”?
@tchrist - good point. Will qualify my answer.
Aug
5
answered What is the antonym of “dependent”?
Aug
5
awarded  Constituent
Jul
27
comment A word for something that is both useful and beautiful
Even if the terms "elegant, well-designed" do connote items that "fall down on function" (with which I disagree), "acme, standout" and your other examples don't particularly suggest form and function. The OP specifically asked for words that are not general.
Jul
27
comment A word for something that is both useful and beautiful
"Perfect" sounds just as general as "great" or "superb." Yes, it does mean "great in every way," but it doesn't specify "form and function."
Jul
24
awarded  Caucus
Jun
15
answered How to read “E = (mc)²” so as not to mistake for “E = mc²”
Jun
15
comment How to read “E = (mc)²” so as not to mistake for “E = mc²”
While this might not work for well-known equations where people anyways hear what they expect to hear, not necessarily what the speaker said, think of a more general case, such as differentiating between xy² and (xy)².
Jun
15
comment How to read “E = (mc)²” so as not to mistake for “E = mc²”
To me this sounds like (E = mc)²
Jun
1
comment Meaning and usage of “to no end”
@Jay - too true
May
31
comment Meaning and usage of “to no end”
"I can't see how the phrase would be useful" - As a native speaker of English: the fact of the matter is that the phrase is used. "Since most people aren't annoying deliberately" - I guess you haven't met my siblings and coworkers :)
May
24
comment “Due to” at the beginning of a sentence
@rudra - Just because something is frequently said/heard doesn't mean it is grammatically correct.
May
23
comment Is “even” a choice in this sentence?
+1 Not a minor point at all; this conveys the OP's intentions best.
May
23
answered “Kitchen's wall” vs. “kitchen wall” vs. “the wall of his kitchen”
May
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
18
awarded  Critic
May
15
comment Word to describe sounds from a one-year old child
@RegDwight - thanks for changing the backticks for italics. Just for future reference, is there a standard to follow as far as which one to use when?
May
15
comment In 'large herds of elephant and buffalo', why elephant not elephants?
The reason we say cups of coffee is because coffee is not something that can be broken down into a single unit (ie: cannot be counted). You can count coffee beans, or droplets of coffee, but not coffee itself. The same for chocolate - you can count it in granules or squares; saying "I had three chocolates" implies three pieces of chocolate. In contrast, elephants are individual units, and so the noun can be pluralized. For more examples, see RoaringFish's comment to mgb's question (boxes of crayons, cartons of eggs, etc).
May
15
answered Word to describe sounds from a one-year old child