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Is trough a part of a sink in a kitchen?

I am confused about trough and sink in the context of kitchen. So I googled and got this (img_1). Is the red part a trough and blue part a sink? So, there are 3 troughs and 1 sink in the following ...
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Word for shops/marketplaces without price tags

Imagine a shop where items are very limited in stock (only one or a few of each) and there are no price tags. Visitors can privately place offers on items: only the sellers will see them but not ...
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what are the difference among photograph, photo, picture, image, drawing and sketch?

obviously the following image (img_1) is NOT a photo. while the following image (img_2) seems to be a photo. similarly, photograph, photo, picture, image, drawing and sketch would be used somewhere. ...
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Is the wall of a box closest to the player called the **head wall**

This post gives a tutorial on folding a paper box, which uses a term head wall in step3 of part2. Construct the head wall, when the side walls are assembled. Is the wall of a box closest to the ...
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What exactly A hook is in the context of a cardboard box?

This illustration is being use the term "hook" to describe some parts of a cardboard box. which I am not sure I get the point correctly. is it the part pointed out by the red arrow?
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What are these types of images called? illustration with notation?

Is this type of images (img_1) called sketch map with notation? while this type of images (img_2) called physical map without notation? while this type of images (img_3) called physical map with ...
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What is the gap/crack/flaw in the top of a cardboard box called?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. what is the gap/crack/flaw pointed out by red arrow shown below (img_1) called? is the part ...
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What exactly A flap is in the context of a cardboard box?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. are there 4 flaps in the image shown below? or the whole top is A flap? Are these 4 parts ...
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Is the bottom of a box does not have a part that tuck in to seal the box still called a flap?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. apparently the top (labeled blue) of the box shown below is a flap. while the bottom (...
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What a face/facet of a cardboard box is called? a piece of wall?

In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex. A cardboard box could be viewed as a cube. A cube has 6 faces, ...
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What is the difference between faith and superstition?

What is the difference between faith and superstition? When should I consider faith as superstition? From google define Faith - complete trust or confidence in someone or something. ...
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What does “is gross of fees” mean?

I'm reading a fund portfolio and it says "Performance is gross of fees." So if performance = 10% and fees = 0.1% does that mean that the real performance is 10% or 9.9%?
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Does “entity number” sound natural to NSE as an ID despite not being a numeric value?

I'm translating our project vocabulary to English and I got uncertain if the particular item below is truly English or only Englishish. Registry number The concept it's supposed to convey is the ...
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Term for “county and municipality”, administrative units dividing a country

Instead of brother or sister, we can say sibling. Instead of password and username, we can say credentials. A compressed form with a stricter style provides a formal sensation. I'd like to achieve ...
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How do you say “vroom / gas feed”?

On a motorbike or a car, you control the gas feed rate by turning the right handle (motorbike) or pushing down the gas pedal (car). When the gas feed increases, the "vroom" (noise and vibration) also ...
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Kimono Master or Mistress for a lady?

Suppose there is a lady who is a skilled practitioner of Kimono (着物), which is a Japanese traditional costume. Which expression (or title) for her is better (appropriate), Kimono Master or Kimono ...
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English term for a country's ability to maintain energy stock

I am translating a document and I wonder if there is an equivalent English term for a word "a country's ability to keep good stock of the country's energy or resources such as food, electricity, or ...
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What is the difference between Comprehensible Input and Roughly tuned Input?

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/comprehensible-input : Comprehensible input is language input that can be understood by listeners despite them not understanding all the words and ...
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Level of “pre education”? Equal to intermediate(FA/Fsc)?

Actually i am applying for MS in hungry and i am filling online application form, i have attached snapshot,What is the Level of pre education?Does it occurs between 10th grade(class) and university ...
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Difference in use between “geodetic” and “geodesic” terms

I usually write questions and answers on https://gis.stackexchange.com. English is not my first language, and every time I have to write any of these terms I come back into doubt about which of the ...
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Word used for Royal title change

Presumably Queen Elizabeth 1st has only been called that title since our present Queen came to the throne, taking the title Queen Elizabeth 2nd (presumably in her lifetime Queen Elizabeth 1st would ...
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What does “Be-ness” and “Is-ness” mean [closed]

In a book about spirituality the author uses the words "I-ness", "is-ness" and "be-ness". These words aren't in my dictionary. How can I understand words like "be-ness", can I add "-ness" to the end ...
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Can the word `task` on its own be used to refer to a physical place (e.g. short for `task surface`)?

In a paper about Photo-Electrically Controlled Lighting Systems by Francis Rubinstein et. al. (a native English speaker as far as I know) I've come across some wording that seems incorrect to me. The ...
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What is the name of the person whose role is to be the first contact for complaints?

What is the general name of first contact person who is initially approached/contacted for any complain? If for example, I am part of an industry and I work in chemical engineering department and I ...
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The output of an adapter

I'm trying to name a function in a software package. Let's start with some backgrounds. The package provides supplemental functions to multiple upstream packages that train random forests. To avoid ...
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Bank deposit slip labeled “credit”

I went to deposit a check into my bank account at a well known bank, and noticed there were no deposit slips to fill out the information. They had a different kind of slip labeled "credit" in large ...
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What's the stock of a gun?

I understand that the frame of a gun is the large piece in the middle, and the slide is the large piece in the top, but I am not sure what the stock of a gun is. Also, did I make any mistake? The ...
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Meaning of “To Lase”

There is a verb that I am unable to translate with google translator .. It is "To lase" .. For the context, I found it in this phrase: "In these special cases if You have no suitable power meter You ...
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Straight or linear helix

If a helix is discontinued for a short while and then continues in a different direction, I prefer to call in "kinked". If the helix is simply uniformly following one direction, I prefer to call it "...
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What is this “opened” cube called?

I can't find the right definition for the thing that you see on the right. If we put all parts of it together we will get a box that we can rotate (this picture is taken from a quiz for kids - they ...
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Why “multi-band antenna”, not “multi-bands antenna”?

Why do you say "multi-band antenna", not "multi-bands antenna"? It seems to me there are multiple bands for an antenna. And, are "multi-band antenna" and "multi-band antennas" different?
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How to properly mention that a line of business with a different name is licensed under a company?

Let's say B services is a line of business which is licensed under A company. When promoting B services, how to properly mention that it is licensed under A Company (with very small font size)?
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Which is correct, Facilities Management Agency, Facilities Management Company or Facility Mangement Company?

I would like to know which one is suitable and correct from both language and business perspective. Facility management (or facilities management or FM) I found it on Wikipedia. What is the ...
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What do we formally call “Dear XXX” and “Best regards,” parts of an email?

I wonder if there are terminologies for different parts of an email. Say an email goes like this: title: Help needed Dear Mr. XXX, I have trouble. Could you help me? Thank you! Best ...
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Fraction line vs stroke

In mathematical fractions, what is the correct and proper term (in British English in case of more variants) for the horizontal division line between the numerator and the denominator? What I find in ...
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Name for words originating from the same source but concurrently denoting unrelated concepts

I was contemplating how the word confuse and refuse sound similar and realized that there's also defuse. I couldn't figure out what the abstract epi-meaning of fuse was so I tried to google for its... ...
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The precise meaning of comma splice

I was told by one supporter that there is a case of comma splice in the following sentence: When he was able to crack the Trident code, that was deemed by many as his major achievement in his ...
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Syndrome or disease?

Of late, I was reading about AIDS which is the abbreviation of "acquired immune deficiency syndrome". This got me into thinking that AIDS isn't a disease (a disease in itself). It is a set of specific ...
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“a null pointer” VS “the null pointer”

In programming the null pointer is a pointer that is equal to 0. I.e. it is a pointer with a concrete value equal to zero. It is the only one of course. So I suppose we should always say: the null ...
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“resource exhaustive” vs. “exhaustive resource”

Method A exhaust a lot of resources. How can I say this in comparison sentence: method A has been viewed as a resource exhaustive compared to method B Or, method A has been viewed as an ...
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on using “to denote” to define a term

I want to define few terms but not sure how to use denote. For example: We use the term XYZ to denote websites consisting of ... Is the above correct statement?
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Fixing code review remarks

The code review is a process of inspection of a software code in order to find flaws, errors, defects etc. During a code review an inspector writes remarks about what is wrong and should be fixed. I ...
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Possessive 's with inanimate nouns (e.g. programming languages)

It has bothered me for a while. I am a software developer and I keep noticing things like the features of the Java 8's release during C++'s development period This method is one of the ...
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American English - what is the most precise term for that kind of division? [closed]

Is it a dialect? Sub-dialect? Something else?
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“A determinative factor”, “A determinant” and “A decisive factor”

To me, and based on dictionary definitions a "determinative factor", a "determinant" and a "decisive factor", imply a truely "crucial factor" which can lead you to make a decision about something. ...
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What is a Hanging Sentence?

I am having trouble understanding one of the comments made by my supervisor on the latest draft of our scientific paper. She commented on the first sentence of the draft (Introduction section), she ...
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Is 'vertex' the correct term for peak (and valley) point on a curve?

This is about mathematical terminology in English. A simple curving line can have a top peak and a bottom valley. What is the correct term to use for the top/bottom point? In my native tongue, we ...
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what is the terminology that describe the rate of user view over user order

assume I have a e-commerce website, and i need to know how many users that access my website, and how many of them make an order. the question is, what is the terminology describe the rate?
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Minus and plus a specific temperature degree (weather)

When we are going to say the weather temperature is below 0 degrees we use X degrees below zero or minus X degrees, but what about the contrary case? For instance we would probably say something ...
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“written assignment” vs “writing assignment”

What's the difference between "written assignment" and "writing assignment"? I was told just now this: "...written assignment (is) versus oral assignment, and writing assignment (is) versus ...