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    Default two words with the same meaning

    Hi there


    Peace and stability are used in the literature in the same meaning, and I am criticising this phenomenon, I put it in this way:

    “The first straightforward problem with the previous correspondence (of stability and peace) is that it is....”

    My question is that is the word “correspondence” a right choice to refer to the problem (of using two words to refer to the same meaning), and if not is there a better word?


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    Default Re: two words with the same meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by sseif View Post
    Hi there


    Peace and stability are used in the literature in the same meaning,
    No they aren't. Can you give some examples?

    and I am criticising this phenomenon,
    So would I if it were true.

    I put it in this way:
    “The first straightforward problem with the previous correspondence (of stability and peace) is that it is....”

    My question is that is whether the word “correspondence” is a right choice to refer to the problem (of using two words to refer to the same meaning), and if not is there a better word?


    Regards
    You could try
    - "the identification of 'peace' and 'stability'"
    "Identify" here means "to make identical" or "treat as identical".
    - "the lack of distinction between 'peace' and 'stability'"
    - "the failure to discriminate between ... "

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    Default Re: two words with the same meaning

    I think the first suggestion suits my purposes

    thank you

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    Default Re: two words with the same meaning

    - "the identification of 'peace' and 'stability'"
    Where you associate one word with another, shouldn't it be 'the identification of peace with stability'?

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    Default Re: two words with the same meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Where you associate one word with another, shouldn't it be 'the identification of peace with stability'?

    not a teacher
    You could write it that way. It might even be better in this case.

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