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This tag is for questions seeking a single word that fits a meaning. To ensure that your question is not closed as off-topic, please be specific about the intended use of the word.  INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE demonstrating how the word would be used.  Click on "Info", or "View Tag" and "Learn more..." for more information. Please use the [phrase-requests] tag if you seek a phrase and the [terminology] tag if you seek a term in a specialized subject also.

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Business model based on commission charging

I'd like to know the correct expression to point out the essence of this business model. I'm talking about web servers that gather users (offering and consuming services) and that charge them ...
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What is a single word to describe beating someone brutally?

What is a single word to describe "beating someone brutally"?
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'Eat' is to 'feed' as 'wear' is to...?

To eat is like to feed to yourself; is there a similar word for to wear? For example, I wear pants, but when I do the same activity to another person, what is the word? Also, is there a name for such ...
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What's the word that combines inclusion/exclusion?

Like visibility combines show/hidden, what's the word that combines inclusion/exclusion? EDIT: The problem is inspired by the VIM reference manual: A character motion is either inclusive or ...
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What is the antonym of "abjure"?

Affirm Cajole Insist Pronounce Shout What's your opinion?
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Word for when people store scarce resources to increase demand and sell at higher price

Like storing gasoline to create an artificial demand and sell it a higher price later.
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What is the word to describe a single object to represent the many?

If I am writing a poem, I might use the word peaches to symbolize all fruit. Is there a specific word for this type of symbolism?
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Weekly, Daily, Hourly --- Minutely...?

What is the correct word for "happening every minute"? How do you pronounce it?
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Inverse of "being a fan of"?

"Y has 1250 fans" means there are 1250 X for which X is fan of Y. If there are 12 Y for which the "X is a fan of Y" relationship holds for a given X, what's a word or phrase to say "X has 12 __" ? ...
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Word for person who loves to share knowledge

What is a word for a person who loves to share knowledge? So far I have educator in mind. Is there any other word?
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Word to describe "fleeting, wandering and prone to drifting off" of thought

I was wondering if someone could help me find a word based off of my description. I would like a word that means something along the lines of "fleeting, wandering and prone to drifting off" or ...
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What's an English word that means "a community of experts"?

There is an English word that begins with "con" and means "a community of experts in a certain field". I am not able to recollect that word. Can someone please help me?
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Best way to call an artist that is not famous

What is the best way to call an artist that is not famous? Emergent artist New artist Any other
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Is there a more common phrase that means "preponed"?

I was aware of this and this stackexchange post discuss the same. There is no prepone in English. Ok, then how do I say Our meeting is preponed in correct way? What is the correct word/phrase for ...
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What's a word similar in usage to "diatribe," but not as harsh?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a diatribe is defined as a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something. I had previously understood it to mean something more along the ...
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In a project, what is the relationship between dependent tasks called?

If I have two tasks, called "Design" and "Development", what are the relationships between the two called? Clearly, this is a type of dependency, but I need to be more specific. That is, I need to ...
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Word meaning the reverse of 'xenophobia', to indicate an irrational fear or hatred of one's own countrymen

Xenophobia refers to the irrational fear or hatred of foreigners. But recently I've seen people displaying (in newspaper articles and other places) an irrational fear or hatred of their own countrymen....
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"Visualized" equivalent adjective for audio

Are there such words as "audiolized" or "audibilized"? EDIT: Merriam-Webster has the word Audibilized indexed with no definition! What I was trying to achieve was to say that something is an ...
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English term for a word that differs from another one by just one letter

When I was a child, pretty much every children's magazine I subscribed to used to publish those little word-chain games where you had to get from one word to another — often an antonym — by replacing ...
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Read ( Beautiful + Interesting ) stories

I'm looking for a word to express something that is beautiful and interesting at the same time, to use in this sentence: Read [term] stories Can you help me find one?
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What can a man that owns land for agriculture be called without using "farmer"?

Does anybody know?
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Is there a word for the single letter contractions commonly used in store names?

Is there a term for the single-letter contractions as used in the following examples? Toys 'r' us Stop 'n' go (Note: Trademarks above have been corrected for proper grammar.)
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Informal terms for money amounts

What informal terms are used in English as money amounts? I know the following US terms and I'm curious about the rest: a grand: one/a 1,000 dollars or a thousand dollars or one thousand dollars a ...
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Term for catchy tune that stays in your head

Is there a term for a catchy tune that stays in your head after you hear it? The Germans call it an earworm.
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What is a word called that has more than one syllable?

You can say e.g.: The word "on" is a monosyllable. but it seems that the word "multisyllable" has been outdated since 1913. What is the correct term for a word that has two or more syllables, e.g....
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What is a less offensive synonym for "retarded"?

I occasionally use "retarded" when chastising myself or other friends. I know it's not Politically Correct, but am I only allowed to say stupid? How long before we can't say that anymore? Other ...
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If the result of creating is creation

then what is the result of getting?
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