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What is the general term for terms that end in -ian, -ist etc.?

There is a related term, but it may be too hypernymic (semantically broad) for your purposes. And paradoxically, the definition, involving a distinct morphological definition of the term, may discount ...
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What is a Word for the Repetition of a Theme Song throughout a Show

A repeated element in narrative and music is called a "motif" Motif (narrative) any distinctive feature or idea that recurs across a story; Motif (music) a short musical idea, a salient ...
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What is a Word for the Repetition of a Theme Song throughout a Show

I think the term is “leitmotif.” That is if you mean a recurring musical theme associated with a particular character, place, idea, or emotion..
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Is it correct to refer to Canadian geese?

Some people (including journalists at the BBC) may refer to a Canada goose as a "Canadian goose" for the same reason that they might refer to a spectacled eider as a "speckled eider&...
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How are called the fouls made with the sole? Translation of ‘planchazo’

I believe it is called a studs up tackle: A studs up tackle is made when a player lunges into a tackle with a leg or both legs outstretched exposing the soles of their boots. Wikipedia/Tackle(...
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Is "plurality" a valid word, and if so, what's the difference between it and "pluralisation"?

In the context of the US health insurance and healthcare system, plurality has a well understood definition similar to the political / election meaning seen online, as you referenced. To say a doctor (...
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Is there a term for when in Indian English stress is placed on the word "the" before a noun?

I am a German native speaker and I am observing the same in a business context. I thought that it might be ascribed merely to a local accent, but I have also observed it in videos on YouTube. As ...
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I’m confused by how the term “syntactic marker” is used in CGEL

Syntactic markers are serial graphemic elements that indicate syntactic features. These features create coherence within phrases and between words or word groups on the clause level. Syntactic ...
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I’m confused by how the term “syntactic marker” is used in CGEL

In the proverbial 25 words or less, a marker is a chunk of articulated sound that indicates a particular kind of grammatical function but is otherwise devoid of meaning. For example: -ed is the past ...
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What do you call the difference between when a verb expresses an actual state vs a potential state?

I understand the distinction you are making, but I am not aware of any single word to express the idea that is in common use. If someone else on here knows of such a word, I'll gladly yield. (Maybe it'...
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What is a word or term to describe two things that are directly related in an opposite manner?

You can use the expression: inversely proportional : related by inverse variation. (MW)
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Is there a term like "antonym" but for words of opposite sentiment?

There seems to be a term related to the use of such language, familiar to all who might have heard an impassioned speech by such as a political candidate. It's used in a construction known as ...
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Is there a word for the last descendant (with no other descendants)?

Such people are generally referred to as "the last of the line [of somewhere/something]." King Henry III was childless and, after the death of his younger brother, the last of the line of ...
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“Core” as the name of a class in school

In my school district (Midwest USA) a "core class" is used as an (unofficial) term to mean the main four courses, namely Language Arts/English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The ...
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What is the name of the base form of an adjective?

Let's make this usage/grammar point simple. Using the term 'positive' has connotative and other emotive connections. We use base verbs, so why not the base form of the adjective as well? I am writing ...
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Correct term for the question as many possible answers

If you are looking to describe your brother's behavior, reckless, foolhardy, or impulsive might apply. If you're looking to describe your response to someone behaving this way, consider circumspect, ...
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