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  1. blanket termnoun

    A word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary. Blanket terms often trade specificity for ease-of-use; in other words, a blanket term by itself gives little detail about the things that it describes or the relationships between them, but is easy to say and remember. Blanket terms often originate as slang, and eventually become integrated into the general vocabulary.


  1. blanket term

    In linguistics, semantics, general semantics, and ontologies, hyponymy (from Ancient Greek ὑπό (hupó) 'under', and ὄνυμα (ónuma) 'name') is a semantic relation between a hyponym denoting a subtype and a hypernym or hyperonym (sometimes called umbrella term or blanket term) denoting a supertype. In other words, the semantic field of the hyponym is included within that of the hypernym.In simpler terms, a hyponym is in a type-of relationship with its hypernym. For example, pigeon, crow, eagle, and seagull are all hyponyms of bird, their hypernym, which itself is a hyponym of animal, its hypernym.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blanket term in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blanket term in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    A proprietary
    B elusive
    C butch
    D ravening

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