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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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Difference between character and char

I have learned English most on programmers forums, so please excuse me for a potentially stupid question. char - primitive data-type that store letter or other UTF-symbol Character - object data-type ...
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Definitions of “direction”

While I was in school we were explained (I think it was a physics class) that: "direction" is just a line (infinite) between two points, going either way; "sense" is the definite way of traveling, ...
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What is the difference between 'Gender' and 'Sex'?

What is the difference in asking a person (1) What is your 'Gender'? and (2) What is your 'Sex'? Can there be any scenario where both these questions can be asked to a person at the same time? I am ...
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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 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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“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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Confusion about the U.S after secondary level educational system's words

When I am practicing listening, particularly when it comes to university stuff, I'm getting a bit confused how to use the words appropriately. Items are below. Undergraduate "Mostly" meaning to ...
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Is there a specific word for financial records?

I'm writing a banking software that, using some accounts from a bank, show the records about it. They could be debt records (money leaving account) or credit records (money arriving). Is there a ...
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Is it right to use the word 'execute' in place of 'run'?

I have recently studied two sentences in which these words are used which i mentioned: your program is not executing. your program is not running. these two words often used in sentences so my ...
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Member Countries & Member States

Today I want to ask if the two terms "member country" and "member state", in an international organisation, are the same and thus can be swapped for each other when we want to avoid repetition while ...
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What is the difference between absorbance and absorption in the context of wavelength?

I'm writing a paper that discusses wavelength. Which is correct: maximum absorbance or maximum absorption? I guess both absorbance and absorption are used in the context of wavelength but which to ...
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Application begin-work action

In IT do all these words: launch, start, execute, and run have the same meaning? Have they at least a slight difference between them? Execute/launch/start/run Adobe Photoshop. As far as I know they ...
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What's the difference between “Twin bed” and “Double bed” [closed]

What is the difference between "Twin bed" and "Double bed"? I'm a little bit lost since they sounds to me the same, but on the searching hotels site there are both appears as two different things. By ...
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Concrete vs Abstract nouns

What is the difference between a material and a concrete noun?? Are 'Promise, truth, lie and comment' countable Abstract nouns?? What others examples can be given for the same.
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What's the difference between “to plug in”, “to connect” and “to link”? [closed]

What's the difference between "to plug in", "to connect" and "to link"? For example, what should I use when speaking about connection between program modules? And about network? etc.
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What is appositive and modifier?

I always get stuck between appositive and modifier. As first learner in writing, I need to distinguish them. What should I do?
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Contractors vs contractuals

How do I use "contractors" and "contractuals" correctly? Some of my colleagues believe they are interchangeable and mean the same thing. I have done some research and believe the word contractor is ...
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Difference between car brand and car make?

I am creating a system that needs car information. What is the difference between the car brand and car make? If for example I have a Toyota Corolla with plate number AAA 123 that is color red, how ...
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Computers: what is the difference between load and loading?

Please, tell me if a noun load and a noun loading are interchangeable? Can I say "fast document load" or "slow image loading"? Are these two words synonyms?
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What is the difference between college and university?

Some people use the term "college" instead of "university". Are they referring to a different type of university?
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What is the difference between curly braces and curly brackets?

I'm really confused about it, sometimes I read something and it refers to {} as curly braces and sometimes to curly brackets, what is the difference between those two terms? Are they referring to the ...