Proper use of “forward out”

I want to use “Forward out” to indicate that no matter which port messages are sent out they always arrive at the same destination. Are the following sentences grammatically correct and serve the intended purpose? All messages arrive at the same destination regardless of out which ports they are forwarded. All messages arrive at the … Read more

Is there a rule for forming plural compound nouns?

The the Cambridge dictionary demonstrates that compound nouns can be pluralized by adding an s to the first word. a security (FINANCE, STOCK MARKET): a financial investment such as a bond or share that is traded on a financial market a securities agreement/audit/dealer a securities business/company/house We can figure out that a securities dealer who … Read more

Client and server side componets

I’m having a problem to refer to the components that are in both, the client-side and the server-side. I started writing: “client and server-side components” (1) I did that in order to avoid repeating “-side”: client-side and server-side components (2) Maybe I should remove the “-“, otherwise “side” is just applying to “server”: client and … Read more

Is there a term for an equivocal compound e.g. “guinea pig”

“Sweetbread,” “guinea pig,” “shortbread” (a typical Scottish biscuit), “egg cream” (a carbonated drink), and “firefly” are all not what their two nouns claim. A sweetbread is neither sweet nor bread, a guinea pig is not a pig from Guinea, and so forth. So, is there a technical term for this kind of word? Answer Sounds … Read more

Term for entering a market with a lower pricing and simpler offer [business]

There is a term meant to describe the following situation, in business strategy: Suppose there is a market with a few companies acting as a closed oligopoly, with only full-featured and very pricey offers. Then, you enter this market as a new competitor, providing only a very basic offer for a fraction of the price. … Read more

Compound Adjectives: Usage after “is” / Usage with noun

I’m currently writing a text in which I have some object called a graph, which has the attribute of being planar in a special way, namely in the multi-level way. I’m pretty certain that I should call this a multi-level-planar graph. Calling it a multi-level planar graph would introduce the ambiguity whether the graph is … Read more

Intelligent-intensive or Intelligence-intensive?

Which of the titular phrases is the most appropriate and correct to express a work or task that mainly relies on the intelligence of an entity? Stats of matches from Google Books: Intelligent-intensive (762) ; Intelligence-intensive (1840) Answer “Intelligence-intensive” is correct. Here “intensive” implies that a relatively large amount of something (by something I mean … Read more

Hyphen in compound word?

Better with or without hyphen? Dollar-quotes Use dollar-quoted strings to simplify! Use dollar-quoting to simplify! Does it matter whether the second part is another noun? And does it make a difference whether the compound word is used as adjective? (The dollar character $ can be used to quote strings in the database system PostgreSQL. Hence … Read more

Why it is “Okun’s Law” and “Philips Curve” rather than “Okun Law” and “Philips’ Curve”?

How exactly do these kinds of compound words work? “Okun’s Law” and “Philips Curve” rather than “Okun Law” and “Philips’ Curve”? Is there any grammar book I can look for? Answer There is no rule, different writers choose different styles. Without moving from my desk I can find the following examples of references to the … Read more