from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art; nomenclature.
- n. The study of nomenclature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms, a system of specialized terms.
- n. The set of terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms; as, the terminology of chemistry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms.
- n. The terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine or science of technical terms; teaching or theory regarding the proper use of terms.
- n. Collectively, the terms used in any art, science, or the like; nomenclature: as, the terminology of botany.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
This change in terminology is not intended to be hostile or vengeful, though such reactions would not seem unwarranted at this point, but it would serve two clear purposes:
(If you do manage to master the label terminology, you can tell which German rieslings are sweet and which are dry, as you cannot from the labels of most wines from, say, Alsace.)
Just in case the terminology is a bit unclear, nursing refers to looking after an aged or infirm relative, and “returning to the workforce systems” is for mothers looking for a new job, as currently they find it very difficult to get a professional post after a few years out of the market.
So you’re right, precision in terminology is important, and I’m willing to bet that in the poll shown in the original post, none of these ideas were given as background.
Ignorance over terminology is not the only issue here.
Even allowing for regional differences in terminology, that would be a huge stretch.
Although the discussion continues, sometimes at ad nauseam, the current acceptable terminology is people-first language, which puts the person before the disability.
This sort of terminology is on too high a level for the students I have.
He says, using a lot of Latin terminology, that murder would be wrong even if it were not illegal.
(My knowledge of sci fi terminology is sketchy at best).