It’s a problem stemming from ‘lifting’ metaphors from one field and applying to another. This always happens (reduction of specificity) and yes, it’s annoying. Your solution to substitute the more appropriate phrase is probably the best you can do in order to ‘get through” the literature.

It’s a problem stemming from ‘lifting’ metaphors from one field and applying to another.

This always happens (reduction of specificity) and yes, it’s annoying. Your solution to substitute the more appropriate phrase is probably the best you can do in order to ‘get through” the literature.

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