Situation: Someone says i want to meet the first monday of each month. And i want to tell them that the first wouldn't work. But i want to say it like: Please choose a different xxxxx.

IE: if i wanted to change the day i'd say. "Please choose a different day"

I'm thinking something close to frequency or ordinal..but i'm sure there's a term for it.

  • Do you mean that you want to say "Please choose a different day of the week" ? – Canis Lupus Feb 13 '14 at 17:42
  • 'Does it have to be the first Monday? Could it not be the second or third Monday?' – WS2 Feb 13 '14 at 21:35

Ask him to choose a different week.

  • May or may not be better than my answer as a DB label, but definitely better in most uses. – Jon Hanna Feb 13 '14 at 17:45
  • A database label would likely be named for its meaning or function rather than a general term...Meeting_Week_Number or some such. – Oldcat Feb 13 '14 at 17:54
  • Ugh, no, I definitely prefer just about everything here to that one. – Jon Hanna Feb 13 '14 at 17:55

You could use ordinal or qualifier to refer to that part of the sentence.

In practice though, you'd be more likely to be understood if you said "please choose a different Monday".

  • in actuality i need to name a label in a database...so i'm looking for a one or two word term. Hoping it's been named at some point in human history – Chris DaMour Feb 13 '14 at 17:12
  • For that use I'd use ordinal, I just wouldn't use it in the UI of an application using said database, though I would in the object model of the application's code. – Jon Hanna Feb 13 '14 at 17:16

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