I am trying to present a bunch of data using a number of time period splits. For instance, I can present the data by:

  1. Day of Week (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, ...)
  2. Month (January, February, March, ...)
  3. Year (2015, 2016, ...)

I would like to also present a split by weekend and weekday. If I want to split the data by weekend/weekday, is my only option to use that slashed designation of "weekend/weekday?" Or is there a word or phrase that will provide the information without the need for the "\"?

(I am doing this because I can't name files with a "\" in it)

Any and all help is appreciated.

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    Not as far as I know. You may be able to come up with something but i think it would confuse your users, so my advice (as a software engineer & designer) is to not bother and just show the days of the week. Commented Jun 3, 2016 at 14:31
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    You're asking for the hypernym of weekend and weekday. I don't think there is one. However, since you only have two values, you could treat it as a boolean: weekday (true, false). Consider the week to be like a piece of string, with weekends at the ends and weekdays in the middle. One might call each part a section. Taking this back to the week, you can have 0. Section/Portion/Part (weekend, weekday) if you don't mind the generic terms.
    – Lawrence
    Commented Jun 3, 2016 at 14:46
  • Thank you, everyone. I appreciate the feedback. And love the word hypernym! Commented Jun 3, 2016 at 20:22

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Why not replace the slash with 'or': "Weekend or Weekday?"


Following from the comment by @Lawrence, to avoid using the slash, perhaps word the title as Is Workday or Is Weekday, and then have Boolean values in that field.

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