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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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The phrase is an umbrella term for the worlds stocks of natural assets - plants, animals, air, water, soils, minerals - which yield benefits that actually make human life possible.
The sBLA outlines a proposed update to the Prescribing Information to include the effect of Praluent in reducing the overall risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, an umbrella term that includes heart attack, ischemic stroke, death from coronary heart disease and unstable angina requiring hospitalization.
Scholarly communication itself has become an umbrella term for the increasingly complex ecosystem of publications, platforms, and tools that scholars, scientists, and researchers use to share their work with each other and with other interested readers.
However, while in the early days after Independence Hindutva and its devotees remained on the fringes of Indian society, as the state espoused Nehruvian socialism and secularism, today the Sangh Parivar the umbrella term used for all proponents of a Hindu rashtra or state have captured state power.
COPD is the umbrella term for diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
The term oradical righto is intended as an umbrella term, encompassing both fascist and nonfascist authoritarian regimes.
01 (ANI): The Neurodegenerative disease is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which primarily affect the neurons which are the building blocks of the nervous system.
In fact, the word 'Montagnard' is a vague umbrella term meaning 'people of the mountain', and encompasses a variety of ethnic tribes that once lived in the mountains of Vietnam.
Dementia is an umbrella term for several diseases that mostly affect a person's memory, cognitive abilities and behavior, as well as his ability to maintain his daily activities.
Pencak silat is an umbrella term for a class of martial arts originating in Indonesia.
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia (AMC) is an umbrella term for over 300-400 different types of conditions and syndromes acquired in the womb.
He said that, depending on the time period, countries as distant as Morocco, Afghanistan, and Pakistan could be included under the umbrella term 'Middle East.'