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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 instead if you seek more than just a single word.

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Computer. Edited: I suggest this because all functional computers comprise hardware and software.
answered May 2 '16 by KWinker
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There are also numerous colloquialisms, such as stool pigeon, or rat, or narc, or blab (blabber-mouth), and probably many more I am not remembering.
answered May 11 '16 by KWinker
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In my field we typically refer to these as "datasets," although it may still be more frequent to term them "data sets" in the broader scientific literature.
answered May 5 '16 by KWinker
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A person telling on someone may be called a rat, mole, fink, stoolpigeon, tattle-tale, or narc, with each subject to being rendered a verb: ratted, narced, etc.
answered Jul 3 '16 by KWinker
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The problem may be more with insisting that the concept of importance be inherent in the noun rather than in an adjective applied to a noun. I think you are right, that there is no good replacement, t …
answered May 19 '16 by KWinker
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English has many terms to place a subject's abundance on the unique-to-common spectrum. For example, rare and emphases thereon (very rare, extremely rare) push the unique end of the spectrum. On anoth …
answered May 8 '16 by KWinker
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The action of ensuring something is simply ensuring, so "..your ensuring its completion would ease my mind," and "...tasked with ensuring a clear path...," and "...his duties consisted primarily of en …
answered Jul 12 '16 by KWinker
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@Matsmath's comment is right on. It probably depends on what phase of the mission the sentence relates to. First, the BSA will have announced the mission, then that they had launched it (or perhaps po …
answered May 7 '16 by KWinker
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You may be overthinking this, applying too much attention to the category of words being manipulated (peoples' names) and neglecting that this is a commonly coded function with many other word strings …
answered Jul 22 '16 by KWinker
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Different words can be used for this. In terms of lifespan (itself such a word), longevity is often used: "the length or duration of life." In terms of products, we often use shelf life: "the term or …
answered Jul 26 '16 by KWinker
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In this case, "verbose" accurately describes both "using or expressed in," i.e., the experiences of writer and user. Thus, "...Java requires verbosity." will work fine here, or you can use "verbose" i …
answered Oct 30 '16 by KWinker
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Insatiably curious might better fit the extent of the curiosity.
answered May 8 '16 by KWinker
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The term you are seeking is roll call, which applies to any process in which a list of names is checked against the people present.
answered Jul 22 '16 by KWinker
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"Incapacitation," or "incapacity" would also work for use outside the more formal constructs of employer-employee relations.
answered Jun 20 '16 by KWinker
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I think that in that series recognition already provides the structure needed to determine what the execution reaction will entail. But perhaps the addition of a deliberation step provides what you ar …
answered May 7 '16 by KWinker

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