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  1. umbrella term(Noun)

    A term used to cover a broad category of functions rather than a single specific item

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  1. Umbrella term

    An umbrella term is a word or phrase that covers a wide range of concepts belonging to a common category. For example, cryptology is an umbrella term that encompasses cryptography and cryptanalysis, among other fields. Similarly, an umbrella organization is a central and coordinating body representing a number of smaller, separate bodies. A blanket term is a closely related word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary or have a minimal relationship, but 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 it is easy to say and remember. Blanket terms may originate as slang but eventually become integrated into the general vocabulary.

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  1. Umbrella term

    An umbrella term is a term used to cover a broad number of functions or items that all fall under a single common category. Umbrella term is also called a hypernym. For example, cryptology is an umbrella term that encompasses cryptography and cryptanalysis, among other fields. Similarly, an umbrella organization is a central and coordinating body representing a number of smaller, separate bodies. The closely related blanket term is a word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary, even have a minimal relationship, but 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 may originate as slang, and eventually become integrated into the general vocabulary.

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How to say umbrella term in sign language?

  1. umbrellaterm

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of umbrella term in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of umbrella term in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of umbrella term in a Sentence

  1. Peter Campbell:

    We have shown that AML is an umbrella term for a group of at least 11 different types of leukemia, we can now start to decode these genetics to shape clinical trials and develop diagnostics.

  2. Kaye Marks:

    ' Equine-assisted activities and therapies' is an umbrella term, and all of the different types [ of activities ] fall underneath our umbrella.

  3. Sara Kelly Keenan:

    It was wonderful. It was the first time I saw 'intersex' in print related to my name, when I applied in court, I chose 'non-binary,' because that's an umbrella term that would also include gender variant people.

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