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a noun that denotes any or all members of a class

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Translating window as ([phrase omitted]) is acceptable as long as it is used in the SL as a common noun to refer to "any of various rectangular boxes appearing on a computer screen that displays files or program output" (Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 2016), whereas translating the proper noun Windows as ([phrase omitted]) is evidence of an inconsistent translation policy.
We have studied 2417 Middle English occupational terms--2013 of them are reflected in 7429 phonographic variants, used 10205 times as family names in the nominating formulas; 404 occupational terms are used only as common nouns.
Chef, toque, tomato, and preparation are examples of common nouns.
This distinction of genre concerns both natural gender and grammatical gender, so that il can be used indifferently to refer anaphorically to an animate male or to some masculine common noun.
The preposition (i)n(i), glossed as 'oblique', introduces P if it is a pronoun (human or not), a proper noun, or a common noun that is [+human] [+specific]:
Echo is at once a proper name (the name of a deity), the name of the story behind the name, and a common noun that names repetition itself, a repetition that chiasmically migrates back to proper (or in its migrant state, improper) name.
As a common noun, a 'tea party' is a gathering where tea is served, or something Alice would attend," Corbett wrote.
The enseignes are loci of semantic instability in the Lais, opportunities for Villon to stage a dazzling interplay of signs and sign, of proper name and common noun, of word and image.
By contrast, in Qumran Hebrew (= QH) it appears several times as a common noun, both in the War Scroll (1QM 5:6,9,14) and in various passages of the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice.
But like Cadbury's and Colgate, its pervasiveness made it a common noun from a proper noun somewhere along the way.
In the process, we will be back on schedule for revamping the website (hopefully taking less time than it took the Associated Press Stylebook to decide that most of the world has one common noun, "website," not the two words "Web site," for the place on where we put our pages on the Internet.
In the inalienable possession category there were altogether 35 possessors derived from names, and 75 such possessors in the alienable category, which leaves 67 examples in the first group (inalienable) and 141 examples in the second group (alienable) in which the possessor is expressed by a common noun or an adjective derived from a common noun.
The name of the town itself derives from the common noun bankya, 'hot spring; a diminutive of banya which in Bulgarian means 'bath'.
And yet it is not about to disappear soon, if for no other reason that it persists, that it names both "root and rhizome," that it has become "a common noun.