An aspect of learning about the concepts that underlie TeX and LaTeX is learning how to apply terms correctly that are TeX jargon.

Is it on topic to ask about how to apply terms of TeX jargon or about their meaning on the main site?

Here's an example of a question about TeX jargon (using TeX jargon/terminology for naming things in TeX correctly):

Is the delimiter of a delimited argument to be considered a component of that argument?

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    I think you may ask such questions. If I understood well, you would like to ask "What is a glue?", "What is intended for 'baseline'?", or "What is the difference between height and depth of a character?". They are very welcome!
    – CarLaTeX
    Sep 17, 2023 at 8:07

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This is definitely on topic for the main site, as jargon deals with (La)TeX.

  • Definitely? Well, it's not in the list at https://tex.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic .
    – user301872
    Sep 21, 2023 at 18:28
  • @Cattleya: It definitely falls under etc..
    – Werner Mod
    Sep 21, 2023 at 18:34
  • Then "etc" should make a separate item of the list.
    – user301872
    Sep 21, 2023 at 18:35

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