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    It's not a real word outside the development world is it so does it belong in quotations? for personal statement purposes
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    (Original post by marshalld67)
    It's not a real word outside the development world is it so does it belong in quotations? for personal statement purposes
    If you're applying for development and it's a commonly used term no. If it's just a colloquialism use another word instead as this is a formal application.
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    I think it's fine to use it if it's an established word in its field, but if the person reading the statement won't know what it is, then both use quotes and explain what it is.
 
 
 
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