umbrella term

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umbrella term (plural umbrella terms)

  1. A term used to cover a broad category of things rather than a single specific item.
    Synonyms: blanket term, (technical) hypernym
    “Cryptology” is an umbrella term that encompasses cryptography and cryptanalysis.
    • 2014, Tommaso M. Milani, Language and Masculinities: Performances, Intersections, Dislocations, Routledge, →ISBN, page 197:
      Transmasculine is an umbrella term referring to individuals who were assigned to a female gender role at birth but at some point come to self-identify as men, or with some other masculine identity, rather than seeing themselves as women.
    • 2017, Michael R. Kauth, Jillian C. Shipherd, Adult Transgender Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Training Mental Health Professionals, Routledge, →ISBN: