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Teapot riddle no.40:

Rules
I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings
Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...)
Try to figure out the word with my hints.

First Hint:

My first teapot is a group of people using my second teapot
My second teapot is a system using my third teapot
My third teapot is using force

Second Hint:

My first teapot shouldn't be dirty
My second teapot is partly dirty
My third teapot can be dirty in sports

Third Hint:

My first teapot reproduces everything
My second teapot reproduces data
My third teapot doesn't reproduce

Good luck and have fun :)
last riddle

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  • $\begingroup$ So there is a group of people that can reproduce everything? I am waiting for the solution in order to align the way of my life accordingly. $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Oct 17 '18 at 11:11
  • $\begingroup$ @GeorgeMenoutis yeah, but in an abstract way. Sry I can't describe further $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 17 '18 at 12:15
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Another try again... with the help of JGibbers!

May it be...

.. press? The press (a group of journalists), the press (printing machine), the press (urgency)

My first teapot is a group of people using my second teapot

untill here, it matches

My second teapot is a system using my third teapot

they are always under pressure because news must remain ... news :)

My third teapot is using force

Hmm.... first flaw, or I don't know how to formulate such as it eventually matches

My first teapot can be from clean to dirty

Unfortunately!

My second teapot can be dirty

Most of the time, it is inky!

My third teapot can be dirty in sports

Sounds right, though I am not sure one does say it that way...

My first teapot reproduces everything

They do...

My second teapot reproduces data

It does....

My third teapot doesn't reproduce

Not in a way I understand...

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  • $\begingroup$ ahhhh, I like this! $\endgroup$ – JGibbers Oct 16 '18 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ I'm sry I saw this so late ... This answer is right and to the last one: I meant (to) third teapot $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 17 '18 at 12:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Jannis Could you then explain the way it "uses force"? I'm still puzzled about this (this may be obvious for a native English speaking, but I am not :p ) $\endgroup$ – Marvin Oct 18 '18 at 7:33
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    $\begingroup$ rot13 (vs lbh jnag gb cerff n ohggba, lbh arrq sbepr. h hfr sbepr) $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 19 '18 at 8:14
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Alright coming in with a guess:

Copy ?

My first teapot is a group of people using my second teapot

Copy writers will use a...

My second teapot is a system using my third teapot

Copy machine (or copier) is a system that copies (not quite using the third teapot)

My third teapot is using force

Carbon copy is a way of engraving things to multiple pages with pressure (or force

My first teapot shouldn't be dirty

Clean copy is a copy w/o any markups

My second teapot is partly dirty

Copy editing is editing copy with markups or notes (partly dirty)

My third teapot can be dirty in sports

Copying playcalls or signs is viewed as dirty in a lot sports

My first teapot reproduces everything

this one i'm not too sure about (or at least how to differentiate with the second clue in this hint)

My second teapot reproduces data

Copy/paste

My third teapot doesn't reproduce

Copyrights prevent you from reproducing data

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  • $\begingroup$ you're almost right. First Hint, second teapot is right ;) $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 12 '18 at 7:33
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First thing that came to my mind was

Command as in Command center, computer commands and a Command

My first teapot is a group of people using my second teapot

a command center uses computer commands

My second teapot is a system using my third teapot

Computer commands uses commands to program

My third teapot is using force

holding command over something is utilizing your force

My first teapot can be from clean to dirty

No idea

My second teapot can be dirty

dirty programming e.g. a lot of loops etc.

My third teapot can be dirty in sports

holding command over someone in sports can be considered playing dirty

My first teapot reproduces everything

when a command comes in they all reproduce (copy) the command to forward it

My second teapot reproduces data

computer command generate data

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    $\begingroup$ It's not the word, but nice guess. Maybe I do " ******* " in another riddle. And dirty programming is 'goto' for example $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 1 '18 at 14:58
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Hmm... may it be...

.. board? A board (of executive), a (black)board, a board (the piece of wood)

My first teapot is a group of people using my second teapot

a board of executive in front of a white/black board

My second teapot is a system using my third teapot

a board is made of a frame and a board, mainly

My third teapot is using force

Note sure how it does match here... maybe when used as a diving board?

My first teapot can be from clean to dirty

I don't know about their clothes, but their practice may be dirty!

My second teapot can be dirty

Until it is cleaned

My third teapot can be dirty in sports

A board used as a tool (snowboard, diving board, etc.)

My first teapot reproduces everything

Managment!

My second teapot reproduces data

If it does not reproduce only data, it matches... otherwise, I am surely wrong!

My third teapot doesn't reproduce

Not in this reality

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  • $\begingroup$ This is not the word I'm searchingt for, but its a nice try. :) $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 11 '18 at 7:43
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I think the common word is:

Copy

And the three teapots are:

1. People or teams who make copies of things, such as photocopies.
2. Machines that copy (like a photocopier)
3. The process of copying.

First Hint:

My first teapot is a group of people using my second teapot

People who work in copy use photocopiers

My second teapot is a system using my third teapot

A photocopier uses the process of copying.

My third teapot is using force

The process of copying is an action and so force is used.

Second Hint:

My first teapot shouldn't be dirty

People who do copying shouldn't be dirty! I wouldn't take my copying to them if they were.

My second teapot is partly dirty

Photocopier machines can get dirty. That toner can get everywhere.

My third teapot can be dirty in sports

To copy someone in certain kinds of game could be "dirty" or cheating.

Third Hint:

My first teapot reproduces everything

Give something to a copy team and they will reproduce it all for you.

My second teapot reproduces data

A copy machine digitises the image into data and then reproduces it.

My third teapot doesn't reproduce

The process of copying on a computer (as in copy & paste) doesn't actually reproduce anything - but the paste action does.

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  • $\begingroup$ How is this different from the answer given by JGibbers? $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Oct 16 '18 at 15:04
  • $\begingroup$ @feelinferrety Because the aim of the teapot riddle is to explain the three different meanings of the word. The author has told JGibbers that his reasoning is incorrect, and if you read it he has just used the same meaning of the word in different contexts. I have outlined three different things that can be called by the same term. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Oct 18 '18 at 16:06

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