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This tag is for questions seeking a single word that fits a meaning. To ensure your question is not closed as off-topic, please be specific about the intended use of the word. YOU MUST INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE demonstrating how the word would be used. Please use the "phrase-requests" tag instead ...

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Term or phrase like “pangram” for more general cases

I am looking for a word or phrase like "pangram" that signifies an example of something that contains all the allowable contents of that class of object: "1,234.567809" contains all the generally-...
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term for for efficiency in written computer code ? rewriting the code. [on hold]

this is more of technical jargon speak, but what is the term used when somebody writes a piece of code, and somebody comes up and restructures so it takes less space, more maintainable, better in all ...
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Term For Details Involved In Production

What is a term/word for all details involved in the production of an item (ex: machinery used, settings, material, size)?
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What is a character trait to describe someone who tries to fix others' problems? [on hold]

What is a character trait to describe someone who tries to fix others' problems? For example, in the book Rules by Cynthia Lord, the protagonist and main character, Catherine is always trying to ...
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Is there an adjective form of “Audit”?

I just made the mistake of using "Auditory" in the context of auditing. For example: "We need to include that information, for auditory purposes." After I sent my e-mail, I was embarrassed to find ...
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Term for 'branching into separate parts and then recombining'

For example, when a river bifurcates into two separate streams of water, and then these two streams rejoin further along to become a single river once more. Bifurcate itself is not generalized enough ...
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Word for someone who joins a lot of contests [on hold]

Is there a word for someone who joins a lot of contests? Like how this one castaway from Survivor pops up in The Amazing Race and now he's in Big Brother. This person was in American Idol 5 years ago,...
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Is there a word that means “grandmotherly”? [on hold]

Similar to how the word avuncular means "like an uncle" is there a similar word for "like a grandmother"? The Latin word for grandmother is "avus" so maybe avular?
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A name for the sound of liquid discharging from a bottle into a glass

Today, I googled, and could find the terms, like dip and plop. Is there any word when we pour water into the glass, and we hear sound produced within a bottle?
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Another word for 'mutual trust' but not 'reciprocal confidence'? [on hold]

Is there another word for 'mutual trust' but not the phrase 'reciprocal confidence' ? Example sentence: It is the WORD HERE between Mrs Doe and organisation XYZ that enables to gain deeper and more ...
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Can I “unindex/deindex” a variable?

It is a fairly established terminology in mathematics and programming that one can "index a variable", in the sense of appending a dimension of variability to it (e.g. here and here, respectively). ...
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Please help and correct me [on hold]

am i correct if i send calendar invite with the history of the communication to plan a meeting and say" Please find hereby the dialing details for the call".?
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What's the word for something that uses more of something else relative to other things

Is there a word that describes something that uses more of something(energy,power, food, etc) in relation to other things? Ex: Brandon's phone would last through the day as long as he didn't use a ...
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A word/phrase for what one says about her internal feelings such as love?

Is there any word/phrase for that kind of utterances by which people talk about their internal feelings rather than external objects? Compare for example: 1) there was an accident in that street. 2)...
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Word or phrase for fake appearance or posturing

I'm looking for a noun (it has to be an object) that expresses the concept of fake appearances. In Spanish, we can express that with the word "facade" understood as the front of a wall (but part of ...
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What do you call people who answer to the point? (irritatingly, annoyingly)

What do you call people who answer to the point? (irritatingly, annoyingly) Example Mr. Hermez is the boss and has an office and his secretary sits in same location with his workstation just outside ...
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Thanks Use in submit application [on hold]

I am developing an application where people will submit a filled forms. I would like to give a success message after submit. So I compiled three sentences which is more appropriate, need your guidance ...
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Is there another one-word substitute for officialese?

I wanted to use a one-word expression for a written communication (short or long) which is a response to a question. It is deliberately worded to evade answering the question, using very distinctively ...
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Is there a word (or shorter/clearer phrase) for “incorrect implication/suggestion”?

Example sentences: I don't drink bleach very often. Why does one plus one equal three? The first sentence seems to suggest that I do drink bleach occasionally, even though from a strictly logically ...
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What is a person being envied called?

I just read that a person who envies is called an 'envier'. What is a person who is being envied called?
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What word describes something you really want while knowing it wouldn't be conducive to you

Is there a word that describes something you wish could happen or want but even if you obtained it, it wouldn't be of any. Ex: He wished he could have a girlfriend, but it would be _______anyway ...
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A word in between 'highlights' and 'lowlights'? [on hold]

Which word would you suggest that sits right in between 'highlights' and 'lowlights' when talking about certain events or happenings e.g. business, travel, etc. An example usage would be the title ...
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What is the opposite of 'enrolled'?

If I am displaying a list of courses that a person is enrolled on, the header for that list would be 'Enrolled Courses'. However, what would I put as the header for the list which contains those ...
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Word to describe seemingly opposing terms

Is there a word to describe the feeling of being over- and underwhelmed at the same time? This oftentimes comes up work when I am faced with a task that seems simultaneously monumental and mundane. ...
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How to express pouring to the very top of a receptacle?

For different types of receptacles, such as glasses, cups, jars, pots etc., what is a natural way to describe pouring until its volume is full of the liquid? A construct pour up comes to my mind, but ...
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single word request - What do you call someone that uses something in a wrong way?

In my sentence, I wrote: There are some categories of users who use smartphones in the wrong way. But I think, the phrase "users who use smartphone in the wrong way" can be simplified into a ...
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A word for someone who replaces people? [on hold]

Lets take a fantasy approach to this. Just say a shapeshifter stuck me in a hole and took over my life and career. What would you call them? Looking for something similar to usurper but not quite.
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Word/phrase for a task that must be done in the current sprint

Some tasks are important but can be pushed off until the next sprint (period in which we add developments to software). But some tasks are essential and aboslutely must be completed in the current ...
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Single word for a synonym with opposite connotation?

Is there a single word to describe a word that has the same literal meaning, but is opposite in connotation to another word? In other words, what is to connotation as antonym is to denotation? To ...
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A word to mean “mark with one's name”

I've had this on the tip of my brain for days and can't seem to come up with it. Is there a word meaning "to mark with one's name" or "to mark with a name"? I feel like there must be something ...
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A word ending with “un” characters

Is there any word that means something like hunt or hunting season (or something close to that) that will end with “un” characters, so it will rhyme with word “outrun”? Thanks for help!
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A word to describe the probability of complying with a suggestion

I'm working in a marketing context, where emails are regularly sent to our customers inviting them to perform certain activities that will help their business. I'm looking for a suitable word that ...
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A word to describe “class of” for summer camps

In the same way that one would say "class of 2010" to describe the student body in a school for a given year, what word could I use to describe the "camper body" of a summer camp?
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I am searching for a word or phrase that describes reflected light, dancing light etc

I am trying to find a word or short phrase that conveys the idea of reflected light, dancing light, flickering light. It is for an artistic project to name an artwork piece I am constructing where ...
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Is there a word for being touched and recalling a time where you were abused?

In the book "The Kite Runner's," there's a child who's been sexually abused and there's a part in the book where he slides buries his fist into his armpits, his abuser(s) would also slide their hands ...
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What is a word that describes something that is easy to understand?

What is a word that describes something that is easy to understand? Just looking for a word that means something that is easy to understand.
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Name of currencies without a lower equivalent?

You have a U.S. dollar, which is 100 cents. You have a euro, which is 100 cents also, but a different kind of cent. Then you have a Japanese yen, which... doesn't have a cent equivalent. It's just yen,...
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Word for act of observation altering experiment

There's a phenomenon in scientific research that sometimes the act of performing or observing the experiment affects the outcome. To take a simple example, suppose a researcher wants to know the ...
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What is the word for this particular action of climbing?

An action of pulling your body out of a swimming pool by planting your arms down on the poolside and then pushing down to lift your body up and out of the water. Then you would place one of your feet ...
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What are some words or expressions which can be used to describe a wrong decision? [on hold]

What are some words/expressions with which we can describe the wrong decisions made in the past by a person/entity/organisation? The sentence: Real Madrid claims to have the biggest fanbase in ...
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What's a single word that fits both these clues “Optometrist's Recommendation” & “Beverage Holders”? [on hold]

An example: A single word for these 2 clues "Pancake Mixture" & "Baseball Hitter" would be: "Batter" What's a single word for these 2 clues "Optometrist's Recommendation" & "Beverage Holders"...
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correct term for the "next to latest ( item before the latest) [on hold]

i am informing my website readers that i have added the latest page. please tell me the proper name for the page that is now just before the latest page. it is not the "next to last" as, hopefully, ...
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What is the word that means there is a difference in meaning of the same words when the exact same words are spoken by a different person

I read about the word in a book where it says if an ordinary man say “I now pronounce you men and wife.” It doesn't make the couple husband and wife. But when the same words are spoken by a priest, it ...
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What is the oppose of “top level” [on hold]

I want to put something in my ppt. My idea was to give a few points and say those few points are for the big picture and then go to each point and discuss it. I want to put a reference to the detail ...
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Non Financial Reward [on hold]

I am writing about how a business can make a change that benefits the community and increases their profits, the line I am stuck on is '...and rewarding both _______ and financially' What word can I ...
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How to refer to 'a person' if you don't say anything about the gender [duplicate]

"A person whose words are not enough to describe what she sees. " "Person" doesn't refer to any specific gender, but if I, myself, know I'm talking about a woman, should I use "she"? Or maybe "they"?
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One word synonym [on hold]

Is there a one-word synonym for the phrase "complement each other"? Or maybe some other rare usage phrase?
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Is there a verb for attacking someone's mind (psychic damage)?

In gaming nomenclature, when you use fire damage, you burn. When you use cold damage, you freeze. When you use holy damage, you smite. And so on. What's a good verb for using psychic damage, i.e., ...
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What’s the name for Gary and Harry’s blood relationship?

Imagine that Gary and Harry are these two guys in a hypothetical family, described in English below and in this diagram represented by the green cells at the bottom: As you see, Gary and Harry are ...
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Term for “people paid to post bad reviews of a product”

There is a Chinese term 网路水军 (wǎnglù shuǐjūn) for people paid to attack a particular target on the Internet. I've seen "spammers" as the English for this expression, but to my mind a spammer usually ...