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I am writing a scientific paper. I was thinking whether there is any difference in the following.

Technique X, also known as technique Y, is the most commonly used process to ...

or

Technique X or Y is the most commonly used process to ...

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    re: "whether there is any difference:" The second version could imply Technique Y is not the same as Technique X. – Kris Oct 7 '15 at 7:53
  • No, you want ... the process most commonly used to .... It’s not “a used process to do” because that doesn't make sense. It is a process used to do something. – tchrist Oct 7 '15 at 11:26
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first one is correct.You can still improvise it to :

Technique X alias Y is the most commonly used process to ...

Reference :http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/also%20known%20as

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