Questions tagged [hypernyms]

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

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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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A word to define the set of the terms 'Regional', 'National', 'Global' [closed]

I'm looking for a word that defines the level of a competition, for example, a regional competition, a national competition, or global competition, an inter-school competition, or international ...
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Hypernym for acronym, abbreviation, and symbol

What would the hypernym of acronym, abbreviation, and symbol be? I know that abbreviation is a hypernym for Initialism and Acronym, but is there a word that includes abbreviation and symbols, I'm ...
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A single word for "atoms and molecules"?

My professor often expresses frustration because, inconveniently, there is no word that groups together "atoms" and "molecules". "Microscopic particles" is totally insufficient. I now find myself ...
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All phrases, proverbs, parables, epigrams are adages? [closed]

Is it safe to assume what I just asked? Like Adage is the superset that constitutes of all these things? Or are there any exceptions?
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Is there a word that includes/encompasses both ‘mouse button’ and ‘keyboard key’?

Is there a word that both describes keys on a keyboard as well as mouse buttons? They are quite similar, as in you press down on them, yet it is still called press a key and click a mouse button. ...
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General word for the "single or return"-ness of a travel ticket

As we all know, a plane ticket can be a "single" ticket or a "return" ticket. (Alternative terminology: a "one-way" vs a "round trip" ticket.) But is there a name for the set of ticket properties ...
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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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Hypernym for jewelry and cosmetics [closed]

I ask for an online shop that I'm helping set up which is going to sell jewelry, soaps, skin care products and other cosmetics. I'm looking for a word that encompasses all of these things, perhaps to ...
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Is there a word for something that you put on a fire?

In the sentence: He reached out to put more objects on the fire. What is a better word for "objects". I was wondering if there is a generic term specifically for something that you burn on a fire. ...
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Umbrella term for “penalty” and “bonus”

On Academia SE, there is a proposal to create a tag covering leniency and penalties towards students, where leniency is about not applying penalties or giving exceptional allowances or a bonus to a ...
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Is there a hypernym for or construct for "get current or next"

In a software program we have a function which asserts if the current date is a working day, and if it's not it retrieves the next working day. Currently the function is called getNextWorkingDay(DATE)...
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Is there one word that describes the attribute of being either disposable or reusable?

For example: Red and blue are to color as disposable and reusable are to __________
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What is the common name for Organisation and Company?

I need to give a title for the list which contains companies and organizations. I have heard Organisation ( Mostly non-profit) and Companies (Profit based) . Our list contains both types of entities....
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general term for wheat, barley, oat, rye [duplicate]

What would you call the thing on this image: http://www.tla.estranky.cz/img/mid/51/obili.jpg I am looking for the general term, I know that it has more types: wheat barley oat rye Suggestions: ...
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Is there such thing as a 'hyperphrase'? [closed]

In linguistics there is a common hierarchy of words: Hypernym (e.g. Colours) | V Hyponym (e.g. Brown, yellow) Does such a hierarchy exist within phrases?
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Is there a single word that encompasses the act of both attaining and then maintaining a state or thing?

I'm looking for a single word (if possible) to express the idea of first establishing/attaining a state and then maintaining it (not breaking it or letting it deteriorate). The word could be applied ...
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Hypernym for "heard", "seen", and "visited"

I'm building a website and I am looking for a generic word describing the visited state of a piece of content. It can be audio or video content among other things. Is checked a correct way of ...
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Word for object that is being spied on?

I was writing for school recently and came across the need for an object that is being spied on. The word's usage would be like this: As the spy lurked in the shadows he saw the _____ banging a ...
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Hypernym for "today", "upcoming", and "past"?

I am creating an app where people can look for yard sales in their area. They will be able to look for sales going on today, coming up in the near future, and sales that are past. Here is an example ...
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Category term for “global” and “local”

What is a term for the category of global and local in programming? For example I want to use local/global in my game, but I need a word that means global or local. The word be used like so: The ...
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Generic word for uni-, bi-, tricycle, etc.?

Is there a generic word for bicycle-like vehicles that may have 1,2,3,4 or more wheels? I want motorcycles excluded; only pedal-driven vehicles should be included.
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One word that describes customer, business and vendor [duplicate]

Is there one word that can describe the following words? customer, business, and vendor. I am working on a system, and I need to somehow fit all the above categories under one page. Currently, I ...
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More general term than "uncanny valley"

I'm looking for a shorter way to convey the meaning of The phenomenon of something being found saliently disturbing due to its imperfect similarity to (but little compatibility with) something ...
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What's collective term for clients, customers, students, donors or anyone who has a beneficial relationship with an organization? [duplicate]

My clients offer services that can be used by different types of organizations: schools, nonprofits, corporations, individuals, restaurants, etc. If I want to talk to all of their ____ simultaneously ...
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Hypernym for pencil, pen, marker, crayon, paint brush, etc?

I'm writing rules for a board game. It's similar to dots and boxes, and I would like to have a nice general word or phrase to refer to what the players use to mark their moves on the board or paper, ...
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Generic term for either debit or credit

In double-entry accounting, transactions are a series of debits and credits applied onto various accounts. What English term could be used to represent something that is either a debit or a credit in ...
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What is the single-word category name for such things as breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and deserts?

If Sunday, Monday, Tuesday are considered “days”, and spring, summer, autumn/fall, winter are considered “seasons”, then what category name corresponds to things like breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks,...
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Hypernym for lossy or lossless? [closed]

Generally, there exist two types of compression algorithms which have the feature to be lossless or lossy. What is the noun to reference this feature? The word lossiness seems to be plausible to me. ...
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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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Common term for Source & Destination

What is the hypernym of Destination & Source? For example, The information will be verified to fit all relevant criteria at all [source and destination points].
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What do you call a unit of beer within a pack?

This is for academic writing purposes. I am trying to come up with a word that could indistinguishably describe a bottle or a can within a pack of beer. I cannot say "a unit" because "a unit" in my ...
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Is there a hypernym for acidity and basicity?

I was wondering if there was a single word for what the pH scale measures, with no particular bias to either the acidic end (acidity) or basic end (basicity) of the spectrum. From Wikipedia: In ...
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A superset of contractor, employee and businesses?

I need a single word to define an employee, contractor or any business entity (e.g. sole-proprietorship, corporation) that provides services in exchange for pay. I saw https://english.stackexchange....
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Is there a term for the amount of time one devotes to a job, as in full-time, part-time, half-time?

This question came up when I was posting job openings on a website and needed to list the various aspects of each position using label/value pairs, like so: Benefits: Included Availability: ...
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Hypernym for being instantaneous or sustained

What is a word for the state of being instantaneous or sustained? For example, with minimum or maximum, a good choice might be bound. As far as the context goes, I'm working on adding some logging in ...
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Hypernym for "necklace", "bracelet" and "anklet"

Each is an item of jewelry that is primarily distinguished by the body part around which it is wrapped. Jewelry is too generic a term, since it would include earrings as well, which are not wrapped ...
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A term encompassing both 'salary' and 'wage(s)'

Your employee income tax is calculated as a fraction of your overall ________, be it through wages or salary, but not your gains from invested savings." what do I put down in the ______ ? Is it "...
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Hypernym for pluralise and singularise

To pluralise is to make plural, dog becomes dogs, conversely singularise. What is the generic term for such actions? The number of a verb is its singularity or plurality, so perhaps numberise? Is ...

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