(Note. I deleted the previous question as the discussion was focusing too much on the math.)
I am writing a research paper in mathematical analysis and I have a situation in which I want to give a name to some mathematical object. I was thinking to use the adjective "slack" (meaning "loose" "with untied ends" referred for instance to a piece of rope).
Below a stupid (made up) example to help clarify the way I would use such a word:
Definition. A slack number is an odd integer number that is a multiple of 3.
Example. The number 9 is a slack number.
Of course the mathematical objects I will refer to are different with respect to the ones above and you can trust me it makes sense to use an adjective with that meaning (or, say, I will ask on MathStackExchange in case I have doubts on that).
My question. I would like to know whether the word "slack" could have some different meanings (vulgar, sexual, slang,...) or other reasons which could make it inappropriate for academic writing (too colloquial, etc.).
- Any remarks would be appreciated.
- The word might look random, but I think it fits reasonably well in what I am doing.
- I know the adjective has other meanings (negligent, careless...), but I am confident the right interpretation would be clear from the context.