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Word List: Tier 0

Term: mastermind



Related Terms

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Usage Context


No change recommended. This term does not fall under the criteria for replacing the term ‘master’. It refers to a level of skill rather than a dominant/subordinate relationship.

Recommended Replacements

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Unsuitable Replacements

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Term Status


Supporting Content

Recommendation from the IBM Inclusive IT Language Initiative Words Matter working group