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Jul
15
comment Binary counterpart to decade
I'd like "binary decade" to be a real term, but Googling it only turns up references like Gnawme's, referring to decimal arithmetic implemented in binary technology. I'll accept this answer given a reference mentioning logarithms as opposed to logic circuits.
Jul
14
comment Binary counterpart to decade
@Gnawme In that source, "binary decade counter" is only a decade counter (counts by ten) which happens to be implemented in binary logic.
Jul
14
revised Binary counterpart to decade
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Jul
14
comment Is there a word which means “having a frequency of decades” or “per decade”? What about century and millennium?
"Decadal" would be an adjective for something that occurs every decade, but all the other words on this page are adverbs. "Decadally" might be a stretch.
Jul
14
asked Binary counterpart to decade
Jun
14
comment What word best represents “academic status”?
"Educhievement."
Jun
14
comment Word for software which has been killed or is no longer supported
"Standard" has a meaning besides that something is common practice. I don't believe there is a formalized, legal definition of end-of-life so the term is not literally an industry standard.
Jun
14
comment Word for software which has been killed or is no longer supported
"Sunset" refers to a period of lingering support for previously-supported users. Use of this term tends to suggest that the vendor has internalized problems with support, that there may be a dedicated legacy-support department whose personnel motivate such euphemism. "Discontinued but supported" (or "support contracts honored") are far more understandable.
Jun
10
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May
31
answered Not overengineered or underengineered
May
28
comment Participial clauses
+1. By the way, the solution to such a non sequitur is to break the sentence into two. "Harvard was founded in 1636. It is one…"
May
28
revised Is the opposite of 'within', 'without'?
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May
28
comment Is the opposite of 'within', 'without'?
@JanusBahsJacquet That usage, and other similar songs of the era, make equal sense with the word taken in the other sense as a pun. "Life flows on in your absence."
May
28
answered Name for a small, central unit of human memory
May
28
comment Opposite of witty
If it's for a quip, try twitty.
May
28
answered Is the opposite of 'within', 'without'?
May
22
comment Idiom for the phrase “someone who gets what he deserved”
@BigHomie No, that refers to process service, which is often undeserved.
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
Perhaps, but honestly have you ever seen this word in real usage or did you just get it from a reference? It's not in Webster's or Oxford American dictionaries, but it is fairly common in French. I seriously suspect it's not an English word but just made it into some dictionaries by data-mining.
Apr
27
comment turned his back on
Means he ignited his derriere?
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
Googling for "insecable", and excluding dictionaries, reveals that it mainly comes up in English translations of text from languages where it's a more common word, or quotations of untranslated text. Also it is used to describe non-breaking spaces in typography. IMO it doesn't belong in the dictionary, at least with such a general definition… you can't expect anyone to just know the word.