umbrella term


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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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COPD is an umbrella term for a number of respiratory conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, which prematurely age the lungs.
Not to mention the introduction of the unfair, unpalatable and often unworkable "bedroom tax", and various other policies which fall under the umbrella term of "austerity measures".
In this resource for in-service teachers, second language (L2) is used as an umbrella term to refer to both second language and foreign language instruction.
O'Brien said the study showed that sleepiness seemed to be the biggest driver of behaviour problems, not the snoring-a more obvious symptom linked with sleep-disordered breathing, an umbrella term also covering obstructive sleep apnoea.
ABI Research's report categorizes CEM as an umbrella term that spans multiple domains across network and IT.
Another reader took issue with The Advocate's use of the word queer as an umbrella term to refer to LGBT people.
Libor is the umbrella term for benchmark rates that underpin the terms of hundreds of trillions of pounds worth of contracts from mortgages to the cost of corporate lending.
The new discovery identified genes that were previously unknown to be linked to breast cancer and made it clear that breast cancer is an umbrella term for what really is a number of unique diseases.
COPD, which stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella term including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Dementia is an umbrella term featuring a range of conditions including Alzheimer's disease.
Colenbrander and Dutton, that cerebral visual impairment is an umbrella term under which numerous different "neurological visual disorders" may exist.