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    Using technical jargon

    What can be the alternative words for the following in a software guide:

    1. Execute/execution
    2. Run
    3. Fetch

    I feel that execution has to be totally avoided and fetch can be replaced with "find". But what about "run"?

    Please advise.

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    Re: Using technical jargon

    I agree with your thoughts on 'execution' and 'fetch'. I'm not sure what the problem is with 'run'. Technical writing does not require synonyms the way prose does to avoid repetition. Is there any reason in particular you need a synonym for 'run'?

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    Re: Using technical jargon

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamwarrior View Post
    What can be the alternative words for the following in a software guide:

    1. Execute/execution
    2. Run
    3. Fetch

    I feel that execution has to be totally avoided and fetch can be replaced with "find". But what about "run"?

    Please advise.
    'Execute/execution' are common words in Information Technology.
    It's where .exe files get their name.
    Why do you want to avoid them?

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