Is this (mathoverflow or meta) a reasonable place to ask nuanced questions about how the mathematical community interprets mathematical terms and how they are used in common questions? For example: is it "ok" to ask for the "roots of an equation", or does the term "root" only apply to the zeros of a function? So "find the roots of $f(x)=g(x)$" is not a well-posed question, whereas "find the roots of $f-g$" is, i.e. functions have "roots" equations have "solutions".

I know I can ask math.stackexchange, but in general, I don't feel like the answers given there are representative of expert opinion. In the case of my above example, the task is clear in either case. I am wondering if the professional community would (more-or-less) unanimously decide that one is "correct" and the other is "incorrect". More apropos to the question at hand, I am asking, if asking this question on this platform is within the platform's scope, or should it be asked elsewhere?