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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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The word I would use is internment (as identified in the question), which Wikipedia describes as the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial though I woul …
answered Apr 16 '15 by Henry
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Talking about A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking said Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales. I therefore resolved not to have any equations at all. …
answered Apr 9 '11 by Henry
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The general activity is usually called source criticism, though Wikipedia lists related terms cognitive authority; authority (textual criticism) credibility (e.g. media credibility) critical literac …
answered Jul 2 '11 by Henry
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Grocers sometimes call goods displayed at room temperature ambient, but were attacked by the Plain English Campaign when labels saying this appeared on sausage rolls.
answered Apr 20 '11 by Henry
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It is a rare event. The events in 1965 when Singapore left Malaysia have been called expulsion, separation and independence, depending on on whose history book you read. If you want to stress th …
answered Oct 31 '12 by Henry
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This guide on how to fly a kite uses pumping the line: If you want to increase altitude, try gently pumping the line. Each time you pull in, the kite will rise a few feet. For more lift, try p …
answered Apr 22 '12 by Henry
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Viceroy would be a British example, sometimes used for Governor-General. A Governor or Commisioner might cover a smaller area. Pasha was an Ottoman equivalent.
answered Sep 9 '11 by Henry
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For things, findings is the correct word, especially in research. For abandoned children, the word is foundling
answered May 23 '11 by Henry
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Malay and Indonesian do not have a distinct plural grammatical form, but they often use reduplication when there are no other markers. A rare example in this context is at the beginning of http://www …
answered Jan 15 '14 by Henry
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I would call them continuity announcers
answered Dec 15 '14 by Henry
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In animal and plant breeding, this is hybrid vigour (heterosis), which you can extend metaphorically to other cases.
answered Aug 4 '13 by Henry
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Yes there is ambiguity, though I would read uncancellable as being capable of being uncancelled (in the unlikely event of wanting such a phrase) and use noncancellable for something which cannot be ca …
answered Jun 27 '11 by Henry
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One possibility is Stakhanovite, named for the Soviet coal miner Alexey Stakhanov who reportedly produced 14 times his quota. Not all the connotations are positive.
answered Oct 12 '13 by Henry
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Facsimile (though perhaps not a smile) I once saw a stamp magazine advertisement offering "genuine facsimile Penny Blacks". Here is something similar for an autograph.
answered May 31 '11 by Henry
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In this case, where you are receiving a benefit from your acceptance of a change in terms, you should mention both the change and the benefit. Something like "Your letter says that I will remain unti …
answered May 25 '11 by Henry

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