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comment Can you clarify usage of “all but…”?
Possibly answered by “All but” idiom has two meanings?
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comment “Maths” for “Mathematics”; where does the S come from?
@Jules: It's probably not a good idea to try to generalise from one university to all UK universities. For example, Bristol University does not use 2-letter abbreviations, and though university websites are often a pain to navigate, it's not hard to find other universities that use other prefix lengths (see, e.g., this list of modules for the Southampton CS programme).
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answered Is there a pair (at least) of really absolute synonyms in English?
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comment Augmentation in Computer Science
@Kris: To avoid the need for extended discussion, I have added a separate answer. I apologise if my comments here have been overly antagonistic. If you think my answer is incomplete, I would be happy for you to comment on it.
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revised Augmentation in Computer Science
Add link to Oxford Dictionaries definition
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answered Augmentation in Computer Science
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comment Augmentation in Computer Science
@Kris: I will be plain: I believe your answer is unclear, incomplete and possibly incorrect. The comment system exists at least partly to allow incomplete or incorrect answers to be improved via discussion, and I would appreciate it if you made an attempt to engage in that process rather than stonewalling. As to your response: I have no idea how you expect to answer a question about the meaning of augmentation in computer science without any reference to technical aspects. If you believe the question itself is inappropriate for ELU, you should vote to close the question.
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comment Augmentation in Computer Science
If you think I'm wrong, perhaps you could expand your answer instead of just dismissing my comment out of hand.
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comment Augmentation in Computer Science
They are two uses of the word "augmentation" in computer science, which is what the question asks about.
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comment Augmentation in Computer Science
I don't agree with your final sentence. Augmentation doesn't have anything to do with connectivity or responsiveness. It means basically the same thing in computer science as it does in general English: extending something to make it better. The two uses I'm most familiar with: Augmented reality takes reality and augments it with extra information. An augmented data structure is (typically) a well known data structure which has been extended with some extra information so it can solve a new (but related) problem.
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comment A word like “engooden”, for converting something from negative to positive
@JAM: I don't think that's correct.
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answered meaning of “grunt” when it comes to towing
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comment Replacement for “brethren” to refer to mostly female group
As a practical matter I would be concerned that "sistern" could be confused with "cistern". (Edit: Oh, I see tchrist already pointed this out)
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comment What do you call someone who likes controversial things?
I wish the answer was "a controvert" (like an introvert or an extrovert). But it's not.