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Questions tagged [word-request]

This tag is for questions seeking a word that fits a meaning. If you actually seek a phrase, or don't care, see the "phrase-request" tag.

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Substitute for “prospection of” something

I'm doing a comparative analysis to determine the best device to be used in an academic project, and this analysis shall be recorded in a document. For example, from all wireless keyboards available ...
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A person who is always in front of the computer

I have a friend who is always in front of the computer and spends a great amount of time surfing the internet or doing anything related to the computer. How can you describe this person in a word?
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Word for making a statement, consciously left open to interpretation while maintaining plausible deniability for any interpretation

As the title says: I'm looking for a single verb to describe the act of making a statement that is consciously left open to interpretation, with the purpose of instilling a certain interpretation ...
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How do you call the vice-principals?

There are various types of vice-principal: The person who oversees the school inventory (things they have, things they need, what to buy, when to buy, etc.) The person who oversees curriculum (...
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Is there anything similar between low and high born?

Normally you say that someone with an average income is part of the middle class. If I look about the past...specifically the middle ages and even earlier I often find the terms "low born" and "high ...
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What word describes knowledge interesting for more than one field?

What word describes the below definition best? A knowledge which is interesting from more than one field point of view. Would polyvalent suit this definition?
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Motion or movement? Turn from/ turn away from and step to/come up to

In the cooking video I'm trying to describe, a man (chef) is standing in front of the camera. He's standing at the table (i.e. there's a table before him). There's a cooker behind him. The man is ...
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What is the grammar term that means using pronouns to reduce repetition of nouns?

For instance: Normally we say "Winston is a victim of the totalitarian regime and I sympathize with him" instead of "Winston is a victim of the totalitarian regime and I sympathize with Winston". ...
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What verb can I add before information retrieval?

I thought "do information retrieval" and "perform information retrieval" may be OK but seems informal. Could anyone recommend a verb which can lead information retrieval in a formal way, for instance ...
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Does “resume from standby” phrase sound natural?

I need to describe a mode of a machine or a device when it is ready for work but it is in kind of a sleeping mode. Also I need to put it in a context of "awakening" from such mode. The rough example ...
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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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build the culture of something/ culture building

In my native language when we want to mean educating people to do/think the right thing and persuading them to do so in different ways such as advertising, punishment, encouragement, rewards, shaming ...
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What is the other side of a head of a series

If I have a series (of orders, of programs..etc) the first element of that series is the "head", isn't it. How do you call the last element? For example say you have a series of orders. And you ...
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What is an adjective meaning “informing others”?

In translations, sometimes several parts of the source texts are completely deleted. This happens either with prior notice (for example it is stated clearly in the preface that several chapters have ...
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What is the verb of “boldface”?

One can make a part of a text bold or write in in boldface. Do we have a verb for this? E.g., I have bolded/boldfaced 3 words in the following sentence: Currently, margins are tight and turnover is ...
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Take something from upstair or from downstair

what is the correct daily english when we want to get someone to "take something from upstair or from downstair or from high position". Can we say " Hi Dear, can you please help to take "something"...
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Word for combining a score/value/etc. into another one

What word can be used when we want to say that we combine a score/value/etc. into another one? For example, "we combine the scores of the test into the overall score of the user." Some possible ...
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What is the proper word in the mentioned sentence?

I think the project is conducted for the intention X, and as a member I need to know if any other intention is -----. I think the project is conducted for the intention X, and as a member I ...
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What is the word for a collection of “adverb”, “verb”, “noun”, etc…?

I'm looking for a word that means a set of words such as "noun", "adverb", "adjective", "verb", "preposition", "conjunction", etc... What is the proper word to mean that? If I search for it in my ...
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I want to talk about “time” and people will understand that I'm talking about time which belongs to clock

I want to talk about "time/s" and people will understand that I'm talking about time which belongs to clock, for that I need an adjective which will make it clear for the listeners or the readers. ...
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Is there an adverb to mean “in written form” (similar to “orally” for “in oral form”)?

Is there an adverb that conveys the same idea as "in written form", in the same way that "orally" means "in oral form"? The main situation I want to use it is the following example: The main ...
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A person with a mindset of mutual growth

What is the one word for a person who not only causes his own growth of talent by his work, but also helps the community by helping the community members? I am looking to apply the word in context of ...
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Independently thinking student

What is the one word for an independent thinker, who comes up with ideas and then does not hesitate in voicing them before the audience? I'm looking to apply the word in context of a high school ...
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every moment of nature/ every moment of being in nature

I wanted to advise somebody to enjoy every moment when they spend time in nature. How can I put it in words? 1) my advice is to enjoy every moment in the nature 2) my advice is enjoy every ...
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Box in hotel with which you can choose a movie to watch

Sometime at the end of the 80's, when I was still an innocent adolescent, I made my first contact with video on demand in a hotel room. There was a box under the TV set, with which you could choose ...
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The right verb for when we want others' trust for a longer time?

What is the right verb for when we want others' trust for a longer time. Do we want to keep their trust, to retain their trust, to preserve their trust, ... ? Example: By saying only the truth I ...
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What is a simple term for a person who acts up for a photograph?

My son is two years old and he responds to the camera sound of mobile phone camera (mobile phones must make a sound here when photographing). I guessed photogenic but that's really right is it? I mean ...
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English equivalent of German word “Kampfblatt” (militant publication)

The German language has the word "Kampfblatt" (rough translation: "militant paper"), which is pejorative for a (supposedly) politically militant publication, often a newspaper, but sometimes also a ...
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How to introduce a widow who is not a widow?

I am looking for a way to introduce a mother, who believes she is a widow in a logline in a way that the reader understands that she is not a widow. The long version would be: "A widow, who is unaware ...
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What's the word for “being fascinated in a bad way”?

It's when you are interested to the thing, although it's morally or ethically wrong. It's different with just being fascinated. Since fascinate itself means draw irresistibly the attention and ...
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Can't find the verb for “move on tentacles”

I need a verb for "move on tentacles"? Something like walk or travel on tentacles. There isn't such a thing as "to tentacle" and i can't find another word that would convey this meaning.
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When someone behaves as if you owe them somthing

I'm looking for an idiom, expression, or simply an adverb which means act as if other people owe you something while they're not so while you're like this, you look at them or behave toward them from ...
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Word for the person who drives the train

What is the specific name given to the person who drives the train? Is there any other way of calling the name despite calling them as engineer or engine driver?
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What is an amateur soccer game between friends called in English? ('Pelada' in Portuguese)

In Portuguese, we have an expression: "Peladeiro de fim de semana". It's like "weekend soccer player" or "an amateur soccer game that happens between friends", for this expressions we also say "Pelada"...
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Adding arguments - informal words

I know that if I want to add some other arguments I can use: Additionally, Furthermore, In addition, Moreover, What’s more... but they are formal words. Are there any informal words to add some ...
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Hi, I'm looking for a word to gift something to yourself

I'm looking for a word that describe the gift to yourself, like a treat or something that you gift to your self just because,
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when numbers are not in order

Here's the situation: I was taking notes in my notebook on the new phrases I get to see in an English series when I noticed I accidentally skipped one of the episodes so in my notebook I had episode ...
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Words for something created “so far”

I wrote: The visual tool also executes the (present) wrapper program (created so far). The algorithm navigates the DOM-tree top-down to the highlighted node and evaluates and shows the related ...
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Looking for an expression

Source I dont know what its called but I can give a brief description of what I am looking for. Go as low as to do something, condescend to something. I heard just "go low" recently is this it?
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Once the Working Cell Bank has been approved for use, the End-Of-Production Cell Bank is .. discarded?

From a biotechnological document I'm translating from Russian: Once the Working Cell Bank has been approved for use, the End-Of-Production Cell Bank is discarded. Is discarded a proper word, or ...
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Is there a fixed term for an educational drop In AE?

I need to know what Americans call an 'educational lag' (when a student due to some problems faces a drop in their study processes); For instance: His studies have dropped substantially. So ...
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What should be the subject of a letter I am writing to stop using the transport service of my university?

I'm having problem getting the exact word for "stopping using a service". I thought of the words "unsubscribe" and "opt-out" and a subject like "Opting-out of UNIVERSITY NAME's transport facility" or ...
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Word similar to asymmetric information

I'm looking for a word that has a meaning similar to "asymmetric information". Actually not similar. But the context that I want to use this word in is academic learning. For example, I study abroad ...
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Is the word margarine used in as the same sense every English speaking country

I'd like to ask if the word margarine is used in as the same sense as the following in English speaking countries like the USA , the UK, Canada etc. Are there any other words which can be used to ...
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A student who runs away from the school by making false excuses is said to be?

A student who runs away from the school by making false excuses is said to be? what is the proper word for a student who is not interested in studies and tries to stay away from school/college etc
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Does the sentence “Taking a short view By Jonathan Berman” sound well in the following context?

I'm writing a presentation about the systems of the body, and I'm talking about these issues very shortly. So, my question is if I can write in the first page of the presentation the following ...
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A word to add other cases

Suppose I want to count applications of something The applications of X include Y for ...., Z for .... Moreover, X can be used for W. I feel "Moreover", "Furthermore", "In addition",... are used ...
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Alternatives to “Cliche”

What is a good word or phrase to characterize "a very predictable or unoriginal thing", especially an everyday, mundane, common, non-artistic thing? I thought of "cliche", but it seemed to mostly ...
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When some handle turns round without any effect

What is the verb for the situation when some handle (e.g. a guitar tuner head or a valve handle) turns round but without any effect (because it doesn't have cohesion with the shaft it is meant to turn)...
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What is word for animal who is annoyed by human?

When human annoy animals, can I say it as "human annoyance(s)" to animals? Species X is no longer exist due to environment factors and "human annoyance(s)". "human annoyance", like excavations ...