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What is a “target language”?

The American Heritage Dictionary gives three definitions of target language:, 1) The language into which a text written in another language is to be translated. 2) A language that a nonnative ...
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“units of measure” vs “units of measurement”

I sense that there is a subtle difference between units of measure and units of measurement. I'm writing an English application manual and now arrived at a chapter about units by which users can ...
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Is “home run” the equivalent of four bases?

We were all more naive a decade ago. We hoped that a single application of drugs would result in a dramatic benefit. We now understand it's much more complicated than that. People are optimistic but ...
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What do you call the “leg section” equivalent to “sleeve”?

sleeve: a part of a piece of clothing that covers all or part of your arm a dress with short/long sleeves Dan rolled up his sleeves and washed his hands. Source: Oxford Learner's ...
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False equivalence or false equivalency?

If you compared two objects that have a few commonalities but are essentially incomparable, would you call the comparison a false equivalence or a false equivalency? Like would you say comparing ...
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What is equivalent to a “midterm” if it happens at 1/3?

An event that occurs halfway through is referred to a midterm event. Like a midterm exam. What if it occurs at 1/3 of the time, or at 2/3.
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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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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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What is the meaning and difference of XXX-facing and XXX-oriented?

What is the meaning and difference of XXX-facing and XXX-oriented? examples: customer-facing document-oriented
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Is it “sloped ceiling/roof”, “sloping ceiling/roof” or “slanted ceiling/roof”?

Googling these terms shows all of these terms appear to be in use. Which ones are correct/commonly accepted?