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It seems to me that and are p̶e̶r̶f̶e̶c̶t̶ ̶ more or less synonyms (for the purpose of this site). I suggest we merge and synonymize. What do you think? ("Yes" answers should specify which tag becomes the primary.)

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    $\begingroup$ FYI - I know cosmic dust is a different matter, but we already have a separate tag for that: space-dust. The dust tag has planetary-dust as a synonym, indicating that it is intended to exclude cosmic dust. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Feb 18 at 18:27
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I disagree. Definition of regolith:

Regolith (/ˈrɛɡəlɪθ/)1 is a layer of loose, heterogeneous superficial deposits covering solid rock. It includes dust, soil, broken rock, and other related materials

(emphasis mine). Regolith is a superset of dust, so please don't treat them as synonyms.

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    $\begingroup$ Is the synonym mechanism strictly for synonyms, or does it also indicate when "a" is a subset of "b" by making "a" a synonym of "b" $\endgroup$ – JCRM Feb 20 at 10:57
  • $\begingroup$ @JCRM is correct the synonym mechanism is also intended for subset/superset relationships whenever one of the categories would be too small without the other. Of course, in those cases the subset should always merge into the superset, not the other way around. So it sounds like we should merge dust into regolith. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Feb 20 at 13:51
  • $\begingroup$ I edited the question to remove the word "perfect" and qualify what I meant by synonym. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Feb 20 at 13:54
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I propose we merge into , per the discussion here regarding subset/superset relationships.

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