The current wiki excerpt for states:

Defining, explaining or finding terms used for the tools, materials or techniques used in crafting.

does not currently have any description but it should be easy to infer what it is for.

is more encompassing by definition though. I had originally considered it to cover questions looking for a definition (or clarification) of a term or terms as seen in these

I could see argument favouring its current use on these types of identification questions:

There are other examples of both cases. Some of which have both of the tags in question.

Is being used correctly in all the above cases? As of this moment it is a tag on all of the above linked questions. Assuming that it is being used correctly (by its current definition I think it is) then I think should be dropped in favor of it.

If we think that is being used in a overly broad sense perhaps we need to amend the wiki except and edit the wiki for so their respective usages will be made clear.

I think some retagging is in order either way but I am not 100% certain what action we should take in this.

  • I'll think on an answer, but in brief I believe terminology should be used for getting explanations of terms you already have "What does pushing values mean?", and not trying to find the term itself "What's this called?"
    – user24
    Jun 25, 2016 at 3:37
  • Catija had the same logic in chat. I think that is the right approach but wanted to be sure we didn't have a bias right from the get go.
    – Matt
    Jun 25, 2016 at 3:43

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I think that they're opposites, to a degree.

is looking for help understanding a term or phrase you already know or if you want to see if that term applies to a particular project.

The first two examples above fit that well.

is about finding out what that terminology for a technique or tool is...

The second two questions fit that.

  • The sand clay one has an identification and terminology tag. A couple others not listed probably need retagging
    – user24
    Jun 29, 2016 at 2:39

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