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umbrella term

A term used to cover a wide-ranging subject rather than one specific item. In many cases, umbrella terms are more marketing oriented than technical. Umbrella terms might be buzzwords for a while, but they often fade into the woodwork. See buzzword.
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During the 1930s, the patterns and shapes produced by Wilkinson's were to vary greatly, and in 1935/6 the Bizarre umbrella name was dropped; pieces being marked Clarice Cliff.
To mark the 10th anniversary of Julia's death, her friends and colleagues at Live, where she was a prolific writer in residence, commissioned five short plays to be performed together under the umbrella name, Rendezvous.
Basically it's the umbrella name for Volvo's new range of powertrains which are all engineered, designed and built in-house in Sweden, meaning the company no longer relies on third party influences.
The umbrella name Red Potatoes have also seen changes take place behind the scenes with some of the solid older seed varieties such as Red Norland and LaSoda being grown alongside newer seeds such as Sangre, Dakota Ruby, and Red Chieftain.
City Safety will become the umbrella name for all of Volvo Cars' auto brake functions - which are standard equipment in the all-new XC90.
The automaker's plug-in hybrid technology exits under the umbrella name 'TwinDrive' and the system can be integrated with either petrol or diesel combustion engines.
According to the Division, under the umbrella name of the International Elastomer Conference, the components of this conference will continue to be the International Rubber Expo, Technical Meeting and Educational Symposium.
Under the umbrella name of Cretex Medical, we showcase the breadth of our services for medical contract manufacturing.
I have found that there are differences between companies, ay well as practices which work under the same umbrella name, Some function as large independents and are very organised in their structure, whereas other places have more emphasis on the business model.
Public Private Partnerships (PPP) is the umbrella name given to a range of schemes that give the private sector a chance to make money from schools and hospitals.
He wants a Welsh cricket team to compete at one-day and Twenty20 level, something also desired by other countries that currently play under an umbrella name, including Trinidad and Tobago.
The Army of Islam, based in the Gaza Strip, is an umbrella name for a number ofgroups that have splintered in recent years.