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Usage of weasel words in semi technical articles [closed]

I have written an article that aims to educate people in certain technical field. It is not a technical paper but a guide to help people understand complicated concepts in easy words using simple ...
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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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What is mean “cover grammar”

I met this phrase when I read the specification of a computer language. And I would like to know what this phrase means. For example: The input stream is syntactically in error if the tokens in ...
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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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How to differentiate between “to do” and “do” terminologically?

I would like to know what is term for a verb when is with "to" (for example "We need "to do" it.) and a verb that is without "to" (for example: "We do it everyday"). Now I read the article infinitive ...
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What is the name of these parts of a stove?

Home electrical stoves normally have four or five places for cooking. What is the name of each one of these places where a cooking pot is placed?
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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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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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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 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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Lowercase/capital Greek letters written in English

Consider two examples: Gamma function written as Γ(n); gamma-butyrolactone written as γ-butyrolactone. Is there a rule which says how the lowercase and capital Greek letters must be reflected when ...
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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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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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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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Comparing two things in one sentence

We have three shapes in my study. We called them trees. The class of Tree 1 is larger than the class of tree 2 and tree 3. Also, the shape of tree 1 contains the shapes of both tree 2 and tree 3. I ...
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Technical English for HTTP

This is a simple question but regarding a little bit more "Technical" english. It has been years since I have worked with HTTP (web) so I have forgotten. In a client-server system you can "Post" and ...
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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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From inward to outward vs from outward to inward (a word)

Something may be "from inward to outward" or "from outward to inward". I want examples of English words (for general mathematical or philosophical terms, not for special things like cooking eggs) ...
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Word to describe dependency relations

I want to expresss below 2 concepts in simple terms, especially the bold parts: A and all the things A depends on. A and all the things that depend on A. Is there any special term or single word can ...
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What is the word for “separate 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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“Transgender” versus the obsolete term “transgendered”

As of recent I've been reading some Wikipedia articles on gender and sexuality leading out from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) page. However, it was not clear to me why the former ...
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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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What does “finality” mean here?

I use this link but i don't quite understand it: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/finality?q=finality+ "Not only does this call into question the finality of individual ...
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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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How do you say, I have something under writing?

If you want to say/convey you are working on a book/paper, what is the correct way of saying so other than plainly saying I'm writing a book? I noticed 'under writing' has a specific meaning and ...
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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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Meaning of “plug fill” or “fill plug” in pharmaceutical industry

From an FDA guideline: Bracketing can be applied to studies with multiple strengths of identical or closely related formulations. Examples include but are not limited to (1) capsules of different ...
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Literary device for sound ending similar to the next word's beginning

What literary device is it if a word begins with the sound the previous word ends in? such as 'doubt' and 'truth' in: Doubt truth to be a liar.
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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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what does “deposit facility” mean?

I'm translating an article about finance. Can you help me explain what "deposit facility" means in this context? In December, the euro zone central bank decreased the rate on its deposit facility ...
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The meaning of “inframarginal” in the context

I would be grateful if anyone could help me with the meaning the word "inframarginal" in the following sentence: A WDR could launch and help focus the debate. It could also initiate a parallel ...
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What's the opposite of “level scaling”?

This is a hard one. Level scaling means the enemies in a video game scales with the player. What's the antonym of that term? I would prefer it if it was one word and it didn't contain the word scaling....
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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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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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When should you change 'Facility Manager' to 'Facilities Manager' or should it stay 'Facility Manager'?

In a document I am correcting the manager of the building is referred to as the Facilities Manager. Should it be Facility Manager if they are only the manager of one building? And when would, if ever, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any term used to denote singular and plural form

In our Nepali language a term वचन(read as: bachan) is used to denote singular and plural form. Is there any term used for this in English? What do I mean is : Singular -> one Plural -> more ...
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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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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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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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Is there a noun/verb for the process of growing new leaves on a tree?

Deciduous trees shed their leaves (or defoliate) in the fall. What happens in the spring? I'm looking for words like bloom/blossom, but these refer to flowers, right? Are there similar verb/noun ...
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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 ...