Questions tagged [hypernyms]

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

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What common name can be used to classify LaTeX and office suites together?

If someone wants to put LaTeX and office suites (especially the applications related to document preparation: Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, etc.) together in the same line in his CV/resume in the ...
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Hypernym for wheels, tracks, etc

Is there a hypernym for wheels and tracks (possibly also, though rarer, mechanical legs and hovecraft skirts), that is the interface or system that supports a vehicle on land and that (except for ...
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Is there a collective word for describing synonyms, antonyms, etc?

I'm trying to create a phrase stating: Homonyms are my favorite [descriptor here]. However, I'm not having any luck finding anything that collectively describes words like synonym, antonym and ...
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What is the term for groups of numerals within a large number?

I am writing software in which I would like to be able to return the groups of numerals within a large number. For example, given a number 123,456,789, my software would return 123 then 456 then 789. ...
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Hypernym: Word that means 'window' or 'door'

There's the Italian word serramento which means "a window or a door", used in this way for example: Our company produces [serramenti] in aluminium. Is there an equivalent word or expression that ...
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Generic term for 'row' and 'column'

Is there a single, more generic term that can be used to describe both a row and a column? In English, we can refer to a line as being horizontal or vertical, but unless we say ‘a line of something’, ...
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Hypernym for queue, file, row, column, and stack [duplicate]

Words like row and rank imply that people/things are arranged horizontaly (beside each other), while words like queue and column imply a vertical positioning (behind each other). I need a word that ...
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Hypernym for "approve" and "reject"

User A goes to the web page and clicks a menu called 'Submit Request', where User A will fill out a form request and submit it to his/her Supervisor. Then User A's Supervisor will go to the web page ...
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What are: province, territory, protectorate, state...?

Often a country will have regions called "provinces" or "states". Other times they are called "territories" and "protectorates". Is there a generic term for these words? Is there a full list of ...
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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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What is the umbrella term for being bilingual or monolingual? [closed]

I want to statistically analyse data which includes bilinguals and monolinguals. Being bilingual or monolingual are my independent variables. To analyse I need to write a column referring to ...
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Word to describe both adding and removing but not updating

I am looking for a word that can describe the act of adding/removing objects but at the same time avoid a word that has to do with updating. So, given adding an object, removing an object, updating ...
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Is there a term for "likes" and "dislikes" on a social network?

What is the term to use for "likes" and "dislikes" on social networks? Are they marks or grades or rates or anything else? My purpose is that I'm programming a system where I have ...
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What is the proper name for "AM" and "PM"?

I know that AM/PM is for ante/post meridiem, but what is it actually called? Meridian indicator? 12 hour indicator? Something way more clever?
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Is there a word for a class of circular shapes?

I'm not sure if this belongs here, but I'm wondering if there is a word for a class of circular shapes? Thinking about this hierarchically: * Shape * Polygon * Square * Rectangle * ??????...
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Hypernym for words that refer to a specific point in time like now, today, tomorrow, and yesterday

Second, minute, hour, ... all fall under 'duration' But when you want to refer to a specific point in time, like 'now' or 'yesterday' (many languages go way further and have single words for 'next/...
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Hypernym for "clients", "members" and "partners"

We're building a feature for a website and trying to think of a hypernym for clients, partners and members so that the feature remains generic enough for re-use later on other websites.
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Hypernym for all substances that can make one high [closed]

Alcohol, weed, poppers, ... etc. All those different substances produce feelings of pleasure and happiness. Do they share a hypernym in English?
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What is the collective term for policy, standard and guideline?

I know they are distinct, but if wanted to refer to them as a single entity in the distance how would I do that?
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Hypernym for "day", "month", "week", "year"

I would like to know if there is a single-word hypernym for day, month, week and year.
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Is there a word that describes a pre-wedding party?

So there are many words that describe the event that takes place before the wedding: stag do, hen do, bachelor party, bachelorette party. Is there a single word that encompasses all those things?
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Hypernym for image, video, and audio [closed]

I want to put all my images, videos, and audio files from my camera in only one folder on my computer. What should be the name to give to that folder?
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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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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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1 word for books, videos, podcasts, speeches, etc. (learning materials)

Do you have any suggestions? I have some already in my list which I am still not satisfied yet: medium/media asset/assets publication/publications resource/resources source/sources
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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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Summarizing Term for "Structured Data" and "Unstructured Data"

I am currently writing a survey paper in the computer science domain. At one point, I distinguish between "structured data" and "unstructured data". I need a summarizing term for ...
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"Paintings on walls and ceilings" and "painting of portraits, landscapes"

I am creating a portfolio of painter's works and I need to categorize them. There will be two global categories: Paintings on canvas Painting on walls and ceilings The paintings on canvas divide ...
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What is a hypernym for different fields of expertise? [duplicate]

It was only after he mastered psychology, philosophy, history, spiritualism, prophesizing and religion, in his old age, that he knew his know he could be at peace. He mastered all these ____ (...
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Part-time vs full-time. How is this category called? [closed]

I want to give name to a column where values will be "full-time studies" or "part-time studies". How should I name the column?
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What is the hypernym for "next" and "previous"?

I'm looking for an umbrella term for "next" and "previous" so that I don't have to call my programming methods "NextPrevious". Is there a hypernym for the two?
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Word for the superclass of buttons, zippers, and pegs?

I’m looking for a word which describes all of buttons, zippers, and pegs — or any objects used to secure clothing, such as on the face of a t-shirt or jacket. I’ve considered using seal and ...
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What is the common name/word for movies, games, songs, books etc? [closed]

English is not my main language. I am trying to find a word or a phrase (2 or 3(!) words maximum) to make a reference to these actions for an article. What is the common name for these kind of ...
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Umbrella term for Invoice, Debit Note, or Credit Note

I would like to find a generic term for a transaction of type Invoice, Debit Note, or Credit Note. The term transaction is already reserved since the context involves other sorts of transactions ...
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Is there a hypernym for person or system?

Say for example I would like to say that my system supports granting access credentials to both people and systems; can I express that in a single term?
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Is there a hypernym for persons and companies as entities?

I have to describe owners of certain properties and those can be persons or companies. I was thinking of naming them entities, but that seems too broad.
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Collective term for race, gender, age, religion, income class, etc

I'm writing an article for a political website about the major traits that make an individual what he or she is (in terms of wealth, human rights, oppression or lack thereof, etc.). They include ...
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What is the generic term for “sender” and “receiver”?

Fruits is the generic term for apples and pears. What is the generic term for sender and receiver in an abstract context? In my special case I have users and servers who both can send and receive ...
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Collective name for prefix and suffix of a word [closed]

Is there a term that can be used to refer to both the prefix and suffix of a word? For example, unenjoyable. I'm looking for a collective word that described BOTH un and able.
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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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Single name to cover "drawing", "painting", "sketching" etc

Is there a single name (word or short phrase) to cover the art of creation of images — drawing, painting, sketching etc. — and specifically excluding sculpture, crafting and other arts that ...
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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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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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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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Generic term for sunrise and sunset

Is there a single generic term to refer, either collectively or arbitrarily, to both sunrises and sunsets? I'm looking for something that could be used in the same vein as twilight can be used (...
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Dating equivalent of 'spouse'

I want to ask someone, "Describe the perfect girlfriend/boyfriend" but I don't want to be so hetero-normative. So I'm looking for a simple gender-neutral/gender-inclusive equivalent for boyfriend/...
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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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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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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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Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - what category?

Is there a single-word category for the status Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors? I've heard it called as "batch status" but can't seem to find the right single-word category for it.

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