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Jan
22
comment Would “pentaminutely” reflect an event that occurs every five minutes?
@FumbleFingers I would agree that minutely intervals would be incorrect in its usage. It is redundant. In this case I think you're right five minute intervals would be more correct. However, to describe a passage of time with a singularly descriptive word, I think Jon Hanna's answer is the correct one--particularly for this denomination of time. I appreciate your insight.
Jan
22
comment Would “pentaminutely” reflect an event that occurs every five minutes?
@FumbleFingers I'm not sure what your objection to minutely is. It's an old, probably archaic, word but that doesn't make it any less legitimate.
Jan
22
awarded  Supporter
Jan
22
comment Would “pentaminutely” reflect an event that occurs every five minutes?
@KenAspeslagh I was actually going to address this point in my above edit but omitted it. The desire is to have a name that describes what the object is doing or its purpose (thus, achieving clarity) even if the term may be conceived as arcane.
Jan
22
comment Would “pentaminutely” reflect an event that occurs every five minutes?
Without getting into too much of the implementation details, the object itself is an implementation on top of another, abstracted, object that allows for variance in time. The only way we would go is down, and then it would be per minute which is probably too minute (heh...) for the application. Thanks for the insight though!
Jan
22
awarded  Editor
Jan
22
accepted Would “pentaminutely” reflect an event that occurs every five minutes?
Jan
22
comment Would “pentaminutely” reflect an event that occurs every five minutes?
Thanks! I think this is exactly what I was looking for.
Jan
22
revised Would “pentaminutely” reflect an event that occurs every five minutes?
Clarification of the usage of the single word request.
Jan
22
comment Would “pentaminutely” reflect an event that occurs every five minutes?
Thanks Andrew; normally I would agree, but I'm naming domain objects and want to be as concise as possible with the names... admittedly quinqueminutal isn't much more concise than the phrase! :)
Jan
22
asked Would “pentaminutely” reflect an event that occurs every five minutes?
Dec
15
awarded  Scholar
Dec
15
accepted Connotation of terms regarding one's profession
Dec
6
comment Connotation of terms regarding one's profession
Fair enough! Thanks again guys!
Dec
6
comment Connotation of terms regarding one's profession
Thanks, your answer helps with resolving my justifications above!
Dec
6
comment Connotation of terms regarding one's profession
Thanks for the feedback! I guess I was just looking for some validation of my justifications. Though I would question the "not constructive" comment; to me language is fluid and any discussion on meanings, connotations, etc. has merit and value. Regardless of whether there is a single right answer or not. Just my outlook on it though.
Dec
6
awarded  Student
Dec
6
asked Connotation of terms regarding one's profession