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comment What's the word for 'busting the myth'?
I think that's appropriate when you do so in a scientific way, but it sounds like the OP is considering more the actions of an individual. (Such as a girl succeeding at sports.) In that sort of context "debunk" would be a little odd.
Dec
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awarded  Enlightened
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Dec
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comment What word describes languages that are written left-to-right, top-to-bottom?
Thought I'd point out that the CSS spec has standardized names for a few combinations of properties. As elsewhere, they're just abbreviations of phrases.
Nov
24
revised What does “ratchet” mean and when was it first used?
Kind of can't believe no one caught the typo in the title...
Nov
24
answered How to name something that is common for two competing theories?
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awarded  Explainer
Aug
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comment What is a catalog of images and their description called
I think it's common for games to call this an encyclopedia.
Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  single-word-requests
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awarded  Disciplined
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suggested rejected edit on 'pray to someone' vs 'pray someone'
Jul
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comment When did “sci-fi” become popular?
I remember reading an essay by someone like Asimov about the term (and it's history vs. SF etc); the guy was so prolific I have no idea where I might have seen it, but perhaps an introduction to a compilation?
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comment “Adjacent” is to “adjacency” as “contains” is to what?
Frank was not the OP, though they did add a bounty.
Jun
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comment “Adjacent” is to “adjacency” as “contains” is to what?
Well, I downvoted this because it is completely wrong. As other answers have indicated, this simply doesn't map to the sense the OP was asking about. Normally I only leave a comment if I think an answer can be improved; I simply disagree with this one. Things can have a compositional relationship without any idea of containment, and things can be in a containment relationship without composing anything.
Jun
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answered “Adjacent” is to “adjacency” as “contains” is to what?
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comment “Adjacent” is to “adjacency” as “contains” is to what?
As a random example of use in the wild, the documentation of Inform7 (a programming language for interactive fiction) uses the word containment when discussing how to model such a relationship.
May
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comment Is there a principle for the word order of idioms e.g. Town & Gown rather than Gown & Town?
Sure, but from skimming it I assumed your links actually supported what you said -- when I actually read them I was a bit surprised.