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Sep
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comment Is there a subtle difference between “inherent” and “intrinsic”?
The question asked "is there a subtle difference". My answer, in summary is that they are not purely synonymous but "For everyday speech, most listeners will not balk at using them as if they were interchangeable." @Mitch, how would you suggest that this answer say anything about the two words specifically which is not covered in the other answers?
Aug
16
comment Is there a term for the principle governing the efficient spatial arrangement of items within a container?
And the vastly more common "I am packing my suitcase" implies nothing about the efficiency of the packing.
Aug
15
answered Is domain-specific meaning acceptable/advisable when used in a document directed outside the domain?
Aug
15
comment Is there a term for the principle governing the efficient spatial arrangement of items within a container?
Except in the mathematical use "packing" implies "optimal packing" (or near-optimal) because non-optimal packing is uninteresting. Thus, I'm not sure this jargon exports to the language generally.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Is there a term for the principle governing the efficient spatial arrangement of items within a container?
+1 except that should be "ocd.stackexchange.com". ;)
Aug
15
comment “I thought I did this, but it turns out I only thought about doing it and then forgot to do it?”
That's a nice hole you've found in the language. I'd suggest "déjà imaginé" by allusion, but expect it wouldn't mean much to a native French speaker.
Aug
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comment What does “do a take 5” mean?
Personal Protection Equipment ("wear PPE") and "incidents and near hits" in the original text support the correctness of this interpretation.
Apr
16
answered Word that can be used instead of frowned upon?
Apr
13
answered Would you use a period after text: Thank you for helping to build the new building
Apr
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answered Is “in in vitro” acceptable?
Apr
13
answered How to use AP Style commas after dates
Dec
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comment Is there a term for authorial name expurgation?
@Marthaª I was sort of looking for both as I hoped that one would guide me to the other. The actual question was "I am marking up an antique text for semantic analysis, and I cannot find a conventional way to refer to this practice". An answer to either of the two questions you parsed would have helped; alas, it seems as there is no general answer.
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accepted Is there a term for authorial name expurgation?
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Nov
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comment Is there a term for authorial name expurgation?
+1 Interestingly the OED opines that eclipsis in sense(2) is "perhaps confused with ellipsis". Thanks for the missing word, correct but quite obsolete as you've noticed. I'm still holding out for the typesetter's term (as it seems like there's got to be one).
Nov
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asked Is there a term for authorial name expurgation?
Apr
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answered How to use “have been” and be-verbs — what's the difference between them?