Questions tagged [hypernyms]

A hyperonym is a word whose definition includes the definition of another word (its hyponym).

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Is there a hypernym for “gross” and “net”?

I am developing a software application that has a generic price object which has a boolean property that expresses whether or not that price includes VAT. Is there a better expression I can use than "...
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Someone who carries out medical procedures in a UI

I wanted to know if there is a specific hypernym for the role of someone who performs medical procedures (including, in this case, dental hygienists, dentists and dental nurses) that could be used in ...
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What's an umbrella term for the two words “temporary” and “permanent”? [closed]

I'm creating a form, by which a user can request access for a specific camera's surveillance tapes. The user can specify the permanence of the access: either "temporary" or "permanent". What's a ...
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Hypernym for anything you would write on?

I know the term "writing utensil" encompasses anything you would write with such as pen, pencil, stylus, etc. but I am looking for it's counterpart that encompasses all things you might write on such ...
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Why are coconuts called nuts? [closed]

Why are coconuts called that if they are not nuts? They are just seeds of the coconut tree. They don't even resemble nuts. I can understand that peanuts are called that because people did not know ...
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Impartial or generic word for both stretch/dilate and squeeze/compress

Is there a word that refers to squeezing/compression or stretching/dilation while being impartial to the "direction"? For example, shift does not denote which direction is being moved in. Malleate ...
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Is there a single word for “login/logout”? [closed]

Is there a single word that means both logging in and logging out? I have a single file which I currently have named as Login. But it does more than logging in, it also logs out. I'm looking for a ...
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Hypernym of “invoice” and “quote”? [duplicate]

In the context of an accounting software, I've got both "quote" and "invoice" entities. They obviously share a lot of common semantics and behaviours, and I'd like to abstract those into a parent ...
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Is there a usual, widely used word (a noun) in English that can mean a nice/cute/etc cat and a nice/cute/etc guy as well (internet slang, maybe)?

In my language I have a phrase/wordplay about a guy surrounded by cats: "I see just a bunch of _____" I need a hypernym that is a word for the cute cats and the cute guy, in a playful way. In my ...
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Hypernym for movies, TV shows, music, books and video games? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a word that encompasses pretty much all forms of entertainment. I've thought maybe entertainment or art or maybe just work.
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Term for either the Earth's Moon or Sun?

Is there a term (compound word or phrase would be acceptable) one could use to refer to either the Moon or the Sun depending on the time of day? Other than the big shiny thing in the sky. I'd use it ...
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What is a name for statistical indicators such as GDP annual rate, unemployment rate?

I have a question regarding the common general name of statistical indicators such as GDP annual rate, inflation rate, unemployment rate, etc. For example, in the following sentence, what would fill ...
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What is the “class-noun” for online and offline?

If something can either be yellow or red, green, blue, then its "redness" or "yellowness" "class-noun" would be its COLOR. If something can either be fast or slow, then its "fastness" or "slowness" "...
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increment/decrement: is there a neutral noun like “crement”?

If a value (e.g. in mathematics or information science) can either decrease or increase let's say by one, does there exist a neutral expression based on increment and decrement which covers both cases?...
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Single word to describe “fixed” and “variable”?

In economics there are things such as "fixed" and "variable" costs. In math there are "fixed" and "variable" slopes. Is there a single word that's best to describe both of the terms at once? I've come ...
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Hypernym for “conjunction” and “opposition”

Conjunction and opposition are terms from astronomy and astrology, and refer to two celestial bodies (usually planets) being together, or opposite one another, as seen from a third body (almost-always ...
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Hypernym for individuals, organizations, possibly other things

I'm building a budgeting database application/program and I'm looking for two words as names of tables or variables in it. This question seeks one of them: It encompasses the following: The table ...
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Hypernym for bills, expenses, salaries, other incomes, etc

I'm building a budgeting database application/program and I'm looking for two words as names of tables or variables in it. This question seeks one of them: It encompasses the following: I have ...
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Left and Right are “Sides”; Front and Rear are “Ends”; Top and Bottom are…?

I'm looking for a fitting word in the context of design/engineering. We have long structural members that go in an assembly and we need to be able to describe them based on their orientation and ...
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Collective term for bees, wasps, hornets, etc

Is there a collective term to describe bees, wasps, hornets, and the like? I'm looking for a term that refers to insects that look like bees, wasps and hornets that could also sting. I'm trying to ...
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Word for “orientation” when talking about things that have two sides?

I am a researcher in computer vision, and I'm dealing with objects that have two sides - akin to coins that have heads and tails or animals which have dorsal and ventral sides: In one setting, I ...
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What is the category/group for the typographical terms serif and sans-serif

I teach introductory typography to students studying graphic design. While constructing a list of design factors that affect the appearance, readability, and legibility of a typographic letterform, ...
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Classification of species into native or invasive

In conservation efforts, whether a species is native or invasive to a particular area is often of interest. There are also sometimes additional classifications. For example, I'm working with a data ...
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Hypernym for “pertaining to (body part)”?

What is a hypernym for the adjectives which describe various body parts or systems? For example: eyes : ocular lungs : pulmonary ears : aural How would I best phrase asking for such words, for ...
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hypernym for clients, suppliers, partners, public enterprises, employees [closed]

I need an abstraction for the above terms for using in a financial service application. I am thinking to use "Current Accounts". Is it appropriate to use this term to cover all of these terms that I ...
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Umbrella term for economic, social, and demographic trends

I am writing a cover letter for an application to an economic think tank that focuses on "how family and individual well-being is shaped by economic, social, and demographic trends." I want to ...
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Hypernym for “radio button” and “checkbox”? [closed]

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Since I'm coding a shared css class for radio buttons and checkboxes, I would like to word it with the appropriate hypernym. Kind regards
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Is there a word that describes both “providing” and “utilizing”?

Original Question: I'm working on a personal 'Purpose Statement'. I would like to make it flow and be succinct. The statement is Purpose: To make software more meaningful by providing and utilizing ...
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Open-ended concepts in Chinese usually be alluded by listing specific examples. Would native English speakers find it hard to grasp the connotation?

In Chinese and Vietnamese sometimes a word is made up by listing its examples. For example, "table-chair" means furniture, "month-year" means time, "land-water" means country, "spring-summer-fall-...
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Hypernym for “sender” and “recipient” (in terms of a shipment) [closed]

What is a hypernym for "sender" and "recipient" in terms of a shipment? I am searching for a name for a name of member of a class that can be both sender and recipient of a shipment.
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Is there a hypernym of actual & basic [price / weight]?

Is there a hypernym of 'actual' & 'basic' in this usage? For example: The actual price can be higher than the basic price because of fees etc. or The actual weight can be higher ...
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Hypernym for climbing/descending stairs but not walking on even ground

Writing a concept description for a product, I'm trying to describe the possible modes of operation tersely. One of those modes of operation is "Walking on even ground", another is "Ascending or ...
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Hypernym for comparisons (less than / greater than)

Question says it all, I'm looking for a Hypernym that groups ">" and "<" and perhaps similar logical comparators (">=") into a word. I'm not sure if "logical comparator" is even a valid term, and ...
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Hypernym for laws and rules

I need to find the proper abstract noun that can describe rules that are either issued at ministry level in some government and laws that are issued at the nation/presidential level. After making ...
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What word encompasses the name for a property that can apply to [“offensive”, “defensive”, “both”]?

I’m having troubles naming a concept. So you know how in football, you can be on offense, or defense? There’s kinda like…two sides there? Well, there might be things that apply only on offense, or ...
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Is there a word that could either mean to take a bath or take a shower?

Is there a word like that? Example sentence: With my stomach full, I __. This time using the shower.
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What to group planets, moons, and stars under?

I am working on a space game, and I need to group the planets, moons, and star objects under a single term. What should I call them? I can't think of anything other than "Space object". These all ...
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Word/phrase to unambiguously refer to “aunt, uncle, and cousins”?

Consider this phrase Today I toured around the city with an aunt, uncle and cousins who came to visit me. Is there a shorter word/expression that unambiguously refers to my aunt, uncle and ...
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General Term for Incoming/Outgoing

I am creating a table for managing my payments. There is a column that will have one of two values: Incoming or Outgoing. Is there a suitable table header for these two terms, in relation to payments?...
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What is a word meaning to quicken, or to slow?

I want a word that could mean to either speed up or slow down something. Accelerate doesn't quite work, because although it could theoretically apply to both, the default is positive. Ideally, the ...
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What's the general term for pests and everything that can harm your crops?

When you grow some cultures in your farm you need to use some products against some "unfriendly" things that might harm your crops. Fungicides are used to kill fungi or fungal spores. Insecticides ...
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Is there an umbrella word for “Installment” “Lender” “Financier” and “Investor”

I have multiple category of clients: Installment payment provider Startup/Project Financier or Investor Money lender I am looking for an umbrella word suitable to substitute the above in general.
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Is there a word that means both “listen” and “read”?

I am looking for a word that encapsulates both listen and read. I enjoy _______ poetry, rap, etc. Since poetry and rap can both be read and listened to, I wasn't sure what word to use.
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Is there single name for Web Design, Web Development and Web Based Software Development?

We can use "Digital marketing" or "Online Marketing" word to use instead of SEO + Social Meia Marketing + Google Adword + Facebook Ads etc. Like that, Is there any single name we can use instead of ...
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Is “seafood” inclusive of “seaweed”?

I told Korean friends not to label a (non-commercial) package of seaweed as "seafood", but it is from the sea and it is food, so now I'm not sure. How common is it to refer to "seaweed" as "seafood"...
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Is there a logical umbrella term for onboarding and offboarding?

I'm creating documentation that describes both the process of onboarding new team members (e.g. creating accounts for required resources, locating, installing and configuring required software, ...
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Is there a term for the “due-ness” of something?

I have something that can be one of the three states: current, due, and overdue. Is there a specific term that describes the set comprised of those states, one that evokes the nature of the states? ...
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Hypernym of “movie” and “play”

I'm looking for a hypernym to replace "movies and plays" in "Some movies and plays ...". I think that there's a word that describes both but I just can't remember it.
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What is the group term for aunt/uncle? [duplicate]

Mothers and Fathers are called parents, grandmothers and grandfathers are called grandparents, so what do you call aunts and uncles?
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Financial / Banking Words

I'm putting together a loan application form for a bank. Part of the information that needs to be collected from loan applicants are their: Mortgages Credit cards Loans Overdrafts What is a ...

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