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Is this called “a checkpoint” in English? Picture included!

Could someone tell me what this is exactly called in English? I tried going with a "checkpoint" but I couldn't find further information and I need it for work urgently.
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Can a phrasal verb be considered an expression?

I know that 'to bang on about something' is a phrasal verb but can it also be considered an expression?
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Meaning of “tap dry” in “wash the 96-well ELISA plate using a plate washer and tap dry”

From a qPCR instruction: Wash the plate once with 300 μL of IX PBST using a plate washer and tap dry. What is the meaning of tap dry? This is an ELISA plate (biotechnology). The phrase comes up ...
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Looking to name a specific semantic relation

When one makes a choice, he is faced with some alternatives: "go by car" or "go by bus"; "prefer sightseeing" or "go shopping", "buy a house" or "...
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name of IPA /ɚ/

The IPA symbol /ə/ is named "schwa". For example, the "i" in "philosophy" /fəˈlɑːsəfi/. A similar symbol is /ɚ/ or /ər/, the sound of "er" in "water". ...
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the tag of “LANGUAGE” in the Cambridge Dictionary

There are two different meanings of "complement" on the Cambridge Dictionary. to make something else seem better or more attractive when combining with it and a part of a clause that ...
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“disapproving” tag in the Cambridge Dictionary

From the Cambridge Dictionary disapproving: showing that you feel something or someone is bad or wrong I understand the meaning of it though I don’t understand the tag in the Cambridge Dictionary. ...
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meaning of “idiomatic”

From Cambridge Dictionary idiomatic: containing or consisting of an idiom I guess I understand the definition/explanation of it. In a post, Timberfall, an English learner asks the usage of "Have ...
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What is the term for a text box where users can type anything they want

What is the term for a text box on a webpage/form/etc. like a comment box where a user can type anything they want? The term I'm thinking of doesn't sound right. I want to call this a free form text ...
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A term for a statistics in games

In some games there are statistic about how many times user have done something. Examples: Cookie Clicker: Cookies baked Cookies forfeited by ascending Legacy started Building owned ...
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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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“Capital letter”, “uppercase letter”

If you're teaching someone to read and write. What is the most common way to say... a "capital letter" or "uppercase letter". Which would be the difference between them.
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What is the term for decade, century, millenium, etc? [closed]

What is the terminology for a decade, century, millennium, etc?
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What is a “grammar point”?

I found lots of posts use a phrase "grammar point". For example, If you study the grammar point comparison forms of adjectives you will find that ... where comparison forms of adjectives appears ...
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grammatical term to refer to words like “Apple's”, “Book's”, “Boss's”?

As per a post, a specific type of phrases like "Apple's taste", "Book's cover", "Boss's car" are called Possessive Nouns. I understand this though I am not sure if it is a grammatical term. How do I ...
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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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What is the grammatical name and function of this part of the sentence?

In the sentence Conciously postponing a decision is not the same as indecision. what is the grammatical name and function of the part in italics?
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What is difference between mild ,modest and moderate? [closed]

As often seen in different stats especially in context of covid-19,some times we see term "mild" and sometime "moderate" One more apparently same term althought not in context of covid specifically, ...
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What do “Glad our discussions are resonating with you” mean?

I was texting with a friend after talking with her about some topics and then she answered with: Glad our discussions are resonating with you. What does it mean? First I thought it means that I ...
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“cognitive” meaning in simple words? [closed]

What is the meaning of "cognitive" ?in simple words? Does it means,ability to memorize or ability to learn or any other meaning?
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What's the term for 'positive' or 'negative' ways to describe things?

What is the (grammatical or syntax) term for adjectives you can use them in two ways, with 'not' or without 'not' to say the same thing (more or less). For example: 'not-good' instead of 'bad'. Also '...
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Intuition vs insight vs instinct vs gut feeling vs sixth sense?

Do all of these mean almost a same feeling? If yes, can we also add"suspicion" to this list,as also having same meaning as those in title If not, please kindly explain in simple words with examples, ...
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End of a mine/tunnel under construction

What is the term for when miners and construction workers find the end of a tunnel or mine? I thought that it was called daylighting, but I am not sure. It is a specific term related to when the first ...
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Should it be bachelor programme, bachelor's programme, bachelor program… or what?

Which of the following is/are correct: 1 a bachelor's programme 2 a bachelor's program 3 a bachelorprogram 4 a bachelor programme 5 a bachelor program Personally I'd go with (1) or possibly (4), ...
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Wording for three different behaviors for a count-down timer hitting the maximum range

Imagine you have a timer that is set to a certain number of hours and minutes to elapse before going off. Now, if there's a button above the hour window and minute window and you click it, the value ...
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Is “past infinitive” a canonical name in English grammar?

An ELL post uses a term "past infinitive" If the speaker uses the past infinitive here (to have started) they are setting the temporal focus later than the time the lesson should have started. I ...
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Write to / in / into a file

Which of these sentences are correct: We need to write this data to a file. We need to write this data in a file. We need to write this data into a file. Are there any other options?
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Terms for two different kinds of payments in a private school

In a private school they separate the payment that parents have to make into: 1) paying for utilities - that is, paying for electricity, textbooks, lunch, teaching tools, uniform, etc; and 2) ...
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what is an “independent subject”?

I am learning the concept of complete sentence. An ELL post (Is "It is" a complete sentence?) says A complete sentence must contain at least one main clause that contains an independent ...
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What is “intervening noun phrase”?

intervening noun phrase An ELL post says Another place where bare infinitive is preferred is when there is an intervening noun phrase as in help people break the cycle of poverty. I guess "break ...
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What does “Pareto-inferior to x” mean?

I want to translate one chapter of a book from English. Who can explain to me what is "Pareto-inferior to x" at the end of third page? I think it is a mathematical term. I got some ideas about what it ...
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Word for ring pressed/sewn in cloth to strengthen hole?

Cloth and leather (clothing, sails, trampolines, shoes, boots) often have holes through which to thread lacing or rope. In many cases these holes are reinforced with a metal or plastic ring to prevent ...
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Is it clear and idiomatic to refer to one of different meanings of a word as “one piece of meaning”?

Oxford Dictionary (https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/just) gives a bunch of definitions about “just” there are 3 sub-items in 4th item, one of them is pointed out by blue rectangle in the ...
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Is “making a racket” some part of music?

It sound like the tutorial is saying (a video link with a time stamp) while I'm playing me drums in here making a racket I am aware that playing drums looks like this Is "making a racket" some ...
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Is he confusing joists with stud?

This guy is point to the wall and refers that as "joists" Is he confusing joists with stud?
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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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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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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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