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What is the word for “seperate into 2 parts”?

I'm looking for a word which basically means "separate an object into two parts", for example, boy and girl (gender), vegan and non-vegan, extrovert and introvert. I remembered that I have read that ...
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Name of a messenger service inside a big governmental agency, ministry

What do we call the department inside a govt. ministry that undertakes the relay of documentation, official letters, for instance, from outsiders (requests, application by companies, individuals)? ...
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What is the difference between fastened and stabilized? [on hold]

To be more specific, fixed exchange rate, here, fixed which means fastened. But how am I suppose to explain the difference between fixed or fastened and stabilized?
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What do I call a curve of drug concentration vs. time if the concentration axis is on a log scale?

I have a number of curves of drug concentration vs. time. The time scale, on the horizontal (x) axis, is normal, while the concentration scale is logarithmic (the equidistant notches say 1000 ng/mL, ...
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Meaning of the verb “scale” in the context of weightlifting

It is from this video. It is at around 1 minute and 32 second. We cannot get around overhead pressing, but we want to make sure even when we do that, we do it properly and we actually have a way we ...
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What is the correct term if a technical device is not within its working limit?

If you have a device, e.g. sensor, which currently is in a state, in which it does not work (e.g. speed too high), what would be the correct term to express that ?
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What are telic and atelic verbs?

Would anyone mind explaining me telic and atelic verbs in easy to understand language with specific examples?
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Professional term for the complete service visit

After receiving a service call from a client and assigning it to the service person, is there one term for the whole process that follows, up to the moment the service person is back at the ...
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Meaning of “or” in this sentence

In my text book I saw the sentence: If a request is made to a web service, then the response will be returned within 5 seconds or the service is under DoS attack. I cannot understand the usage of or ...
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Is there a name “-phobia” for fear of tape? For example duct tape, tesa film and stickers

I heard there are people who are afraid of tape, such as duct tape, tesa film and stickers. I tried to find the name of the symptom, but I couldn't find it. Is there a medical term for it, like "-...
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What is this action on computer windows called, “expanding the window”?

When pressing on the the double squares on the right upper corner of browsers (Chrome, Explorer, Firefox etc.) or office word, power-point, or almost any window in computers, can I refer it as ...
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Difference between periodic and periodical [closed]

What is the difference between the two adjectives periodic and periodical? For instance should I say "a periodic event" or "a periodical event" ?
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What are the combinations of ch, sh, th, wh, ph called in the professional literature jargon?

What are the combinations of the consonants ch, sh, th, wh, ph called in the professional literature jargon? (I'm asking about the consonants that are represented by two letters).
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What is the difference between “provisioned” and “provided”

I'm reading this article and they wrote: After the identity is created, the credentials are provisioned onto the instance. What I understand is that the credentials will be given to then ...
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What is the name of the question part in the conditional sentences?

A conditional sentence consists of two parts: "if clause" and "result clause". In an interrogative conditional sentence, for example: What will happen, if you go to London without your friends? "...
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grammatical term for adverbials that convey some information about how some particular physical action is carried out

What's the correct grammatical term for adverbials that convey some information about how some particular physical action is carried out? He was holding his book upside down. She leaned ...
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What are these lines depicting movement in a cartoon called?

Is there a name for these curved lines that represent head motion?
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What is the most commonly used expression for “launching a factory or plant on an experimental basis”?

I've already looked up phrases like "pilot commissioning", "test launch", "pilot launch", and many more. I can't think of anything that doesn't sound weird. Any comments? This is the sentence I'm ...
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Is it common to shorten “the Shanghai Composite Index gauge” to “the Shanghai gauge” in the stock market domain?

The Shanghai gauge dropped 1.1 percent to 2,651.79 at the close, below its January 2016 closing low. Back then, officials had just introduced and then hastily scrapped a disastrous circuit-breaker ...
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How to name these two cases of passive voice?

How to name these two cases of passive voice: This document started being written by me on 2017.07.22. and This document was started (being) written by me on 2017.07.22. ? Both are the ...
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Is there a word “Pisser” in English gambling?

I have happened to see a Japanese anime, which is about a natural born gambler, ( with English subtitle ) And they ( The honcho group and other "workers" ) are gambling dices. From 22:51 ~ The ...
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Difference between “display” and “screen”

What would we call the device that is used to deliver the computer's image on the bigger electronic screen (like a PC monitor)? It is about the actual device that provides a visual output of every ...
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Term's name that has an opposite meaning if translated literally

In my language, there's a term "dikuliti". The meaning is "to peel the skin off". But that term is actually a passive verb of "kulit" (means skin). So the literal meaning of "dikuliti" is actually "...
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“The statement is witnessed”

The derivability of a given statement can be justified by exhibiting a derivation tree [...] For example, if [ some definitions ] then the derivability of the statement if t then false else ...
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Verbs to use when a place offers a view of another place

Except for the plain "to offer a view", I came across other terms to express the same meaning, but I'd like to know if there is any difference between them. For example, I found the verbs to overlook,...
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If “I read the book in five minutes” is to duration, what is “I read the book five minutes ago?”

If duration is the general term for the class of words that reference the time difference between now and the future when an event is finished (i.e. I read the book in five minutes), what is the ...
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What is a non-prime number greater than 1 called in English?

I know that this a math question, but as it is really a very basic math concept I think any English user would know it, and it must be more related to English than knowing the math. We call a number ...
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Help to understand: “The apology was not offered to the right,”

Bee later apologized for “using an expletive” to describe the first daughter. “It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it,” she said. The wording of the ...
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What does “beds” mean here? “the peripheral beds within the body and lungs”

What does "beds" mean here? A ventricle is one of two large chambers in the heart that collect and expel blood received from an atrium towards the peripheral beds within the body and lungs. The ...
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Clubs, in which people are dancing to music with the purpose of dropping their weight

How do they refer in English to those clubs, in which people are dancing to music with the purpose of dropping some weight? Is the word "shaping" common in that sense? Could those clubs be called "...
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What's the word to specify a certain longitudinal position in a long street or park?

When I tried to invite people to the park in the image I wanted to meet around the area where Babelsberger Strasse ends, anywhere within the red ellipse. As you can see, the park is a West-East band ...
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Smart/casual dress is encouraged with longs/shoes a must : What is “longs”?

A community-edited travel guide about Colombo (Sri Lanka) has this paragraph: Most nightclubs may charge admission and smart/casual dress is encouraged with longs/shoes a must. What does "longs" ...
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“plaintext” vs “plain text”?

I am creating identifiers in so called "camel case". This means that words are concatenated together and all the words (except the first in our case) are started with a capital letter. For example, "...
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What does this “striping” mean?

Compute Engine manages the hardware behind persistent disks so you can add and resize your disks without handling striping or redundancy. What does this "striping" mean?
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What do you call the hanging sections on the sides of someone with long hair?

I'm referring to this: At first, I thought they could be called bangs. But according to Google it's only the head above the forehead: a fringe of hair cut straight across the forehead. So ...
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Specific financial term for a type of amount [closed]

Let's say I take someone to court and I require him to pay me 20k in damages. But the court/judge/insurance company decides that the real value was 14k and that's they'll pay me. What are the ...
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What does “silent rights” and “sound rights” mean?

Scott Fizgerald's short story "Afternoon of an Author" mentions "silent rights" and "sound rights" in regards to copyright. Anyhow he had no more equity in that property — he had sold the silent ...
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The act of declaring and revoking a structure a church

What is it called when a building is announced to be a church, like, effective now, tada, this is a church? And conversely, what is it called when a church is revoked the rights of such, as in it ...
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Meaning of the verb “cut” in context

Here is the context: High intensity interval training can be used to lose as much fat as possible while cutting, to stay lean and conditioned while adding muscle, or to improve aerobic and ...
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How to call the chairs whose back will bend backwards when you rest against it?

I am sorry if my description is not clear enough. You know there are certain office chairs (unless the wooden chairs or steel folded chair) whose back can bend backwards when you lean against them. Is ...
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What's the white thing which corrects text called in English?

What's the thing which correct text by white fluid applying called in English? The dictionary in my native language says it's called: correcting fluid, or white-out, but in fact my classmates call it ...
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“Mental state” vs. “mental status”

What is the difference between mental state and mental status? For example: The evaluation/diagnosis was based on my mental state (status?) Google and Wikipedia appear to suggest both terms are ...
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What do you call the things inside a fruit?

I am having trouble finding the right word. What do you call the hard, uneatable parts inside a fruit? For example, an avocado has one big dark one. Grapes have small ones. Watermelons have a lot of ...
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Is “preferred” used correctly in this sentence?

If yes, does it mean "very much liked by people"? "I'd like to sell 3,000 GDRs of Samsung Electronics preferred."
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Help to understand this paragraph

Everything has broken right for England at this World Cup. It sauntered through a top-heavy group with Belgium, conveniently dropping its final game against the Red Devils in a barely-contested 1-0 ...
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“the origination’s marquee U.S. event” mean? [closed]

It marks the 50th anniversary for the sports organization that spotlights and supports children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and it’s the second time the former women’s champion has ...
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What do you call someone who fuses multiple objects together?

What do you call someone who fuses multiple objects together? Is "fusioner" the right adjective of the noun "fusion"? I cannot find it in the dictionaries. EDIT: I am developing a machine learning ...
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What is this type of sentence called?

How are you feeling today? Bad The second sentence, does it have a name, is it a one-word response?
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I take careful/ caution attitude or I am an attentive?

I am writing my English resume, but my grammar seems not correct, I take a careful and cautious attitude toward the work and handle it properly. How can I make a sentence more fluently? Should ...
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Draw or tie in sports

This is valid for many sports, but in the context of the FIFA World Cup it makes sense to particularize it to football. A team, say X, can win or lose. Then we say X won or X lost. Sometimes it ...