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Umbrella term

An umbrella term is a word or phrase that covers a broad 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.

Contents

  • Examples of umbrella terms 1
  • Examples of blanket terms 2
  • Related terms 3
  • See also 4
  • Further reading 5

Examples of umbrella terms

Examples of blanket terms

Related terms

See also

Further reading

  • Cascone, The Aesthetics of Failure "..an umbrella term for alternative, largely dance-based electronic music (including house, techno, electro, drum'n'bass, ambient).."
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