Use of English

vice versa

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video

Mark up videos using the <figure> HTML tag. Mark up the caption using <figcaption>.

Embedding videos from CDS

All CDS videos have an option below them to "Embed this video into your page".

Click this, and simply copy the iframe, and paste it into the source HTML view of your Drupal page. Remember to resize the video by editing the HTML code "width" and "height" attributes if necessary.

Embedding videos from YouTube

For all YouTube videos add ?wmode=opaque to the end of an embedded iframe's URL.

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visa

Lower case.

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viscosity

Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid

Adjective: viscous

High viscosity, low viscosity.

Jam is a viscous fluid. Its high viscosity makes it an ideal medium for catching wasps.

physics

W boson

A fundamental particle and a carrier of the electroweak force. There are two separate W bosons, W+ and W- , which have opposite electric charges.

physics

web

Lower case, and likewise for web page, web address (but three cap Ws and no hyphen for the World Wide Web, in the unlikely event that you ever need to refer to it that way).

website

One word.

weekend

One word.

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weight

The force exerted on the mass of a body by a gravitational field.

Do not confuse weight with mass.

physics

which or that?

This is quite easy, really: "that" defines, "which" gives extra information (often in a clause enclosed by commas):

This is the house that Jack built; but this house, which John built, is falling down.
The Guardian, which I read every day, is the paper that I admire above all others.
I am very proud of the sunflowers that I grew from seed (some of the sunflowers);
I am very proud of the sunflowers, which I grew from seed (all the sunflowers).

grammar

White Paper

Capital W, capital P.

A White Paper is an authoritative report or guide helping readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.

CERN openlab – the public-private partnership between CERN, leading IT companies and research institutes – today released a White Paper on future IT challenges in scientific research.

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word count

Use the following word counts for content types on the public website. These formats are defined in detail under Formats tab above. You'll notice from the table that word counts in French are approximately 30% longer.

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X-ray

Cap X, hyphen.

yen

Japanese currency

yours

No apostrophe

grammar, spelling

YouTube

Capital "Y", capital "T".

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yuan

Chinese currency

Z boson

A fundamental particle and a carrier of the electroweak force. The Z boson is electrically neutral.

physics

zero

Plural: zeroes

spelling

zigzag

No hyphen

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