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comment What is the real difference between dilation and dilatation?
In engineering at least, the term dilatation is synonymous with volume strain. That is to say, material undergoes dilatation when there is a net change in its volume in response to applied stresses, in addition to any changes in its dimensions.
Jul
26
comment A word or phrase for 'Holy grail' (a goal impossible to achieve)
This is a snowclone in the same sense as it is an expression. This is not specific enough, and most of this answer doesn't have anything to do with the question (I'm not sure if the question has been edited). From the link you gave us, a number of other plug-and-play cliches (that have nothing to do with unattainable goals) are also snowclones.
Jul
8
comment Looking for a word that describes when you say both possible outcomes
A tautology perhaps?
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comment Euphemism for poo
@HappyGreenKidNaps I think "ablution" refers to the act of washing oneself, so anything from washing your face in the morning to taking a shower would constitute "morning ablutions". The OP is looking for a euphemism for moving one's bowels.
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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answered How to say something like “A is x times as much likely …”?
Aug
12
comment Is it Standard American English to ever contract “did” as “-'d”?
@Jacobm001 That's what an elision is: the omission of some sounds to make a phrase easier to speak. Whether or not it is a valid contraction in written English doesn't necessarily depend on whether people enunciate "did" as a separate syllable.
Aug
2
comment Is 'disabilitated' a real word?
"exploitive" or "exploitative"?
Aug
1
comment “It is time now” or “It is now time”?
Both are grammatically correct.
Jul
22
comment How would you say this? Or is it already grammatically correct?
What does DBA stand for?
Jul
22
comment How can I explain the difference between “thrifty” and “stingy”?
The correct spelling would be "pejorative", without an "r".
Jul
22
comment How can I explain the difference between “thrifty” and “stingy”?
Well, one way to explain the difference between two adjectives is to describe contrasting situations where they would be apt - much as you've done in your first paragraph.
Jul
22
comment Interjection “et voilà”
That there is a w and two ls bothers me, but it might just be because "wallah" is also a very commonly used romanization for an Arabic word in countries that I've lived in.
Jul
22
revised fear on that head
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Jul
22
answered fear on that head