umbrella term

umbrella term
A term used to cover a broad category of functions rather than a single specific item

“Cryptology” is an umbrella term that encompasses cryptography and cryptoanalysis.

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  • umbrella — um|brel|la [ʌmˈbrelə] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Italian; Origin: ombrella, from Latin umbella, from umbra; UMBRAGE] 1.) an object that you use to protect yourself against rain or hot sun. It consists of a circular folding frame covered in cloth… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Umbrella brand — An umbrella brand is a high altitude articulation of difference and benefits with several sub conversations captured beneath. It unites a series of sub brands with one voice, leaving room for each sub brand to engage in sub conversations relevant …   Wikipedia

  • Umbrella organization — For the fictional company set in the Resident Evil videogame series, see Umbrella Corporation. An umbrella organization is an association of (often related, industry specific) institutions, who work together formally to coordinate activities or… …   Wikipedia

  • Umbrella school — An umbrella school is an alternative education school which serves to oversee the homeschooling of children to fulfil government educational requirements. Umbrella schools vary greatly in what they offer and cost. Some offer group classes, a… …   Wikipedia

  • umbrella — [[t]ʌmbre̱lə[/t]] umbrellas 1) N COUNT An umbrella is an object which you use to protect yourself from the rain or hot sun. It consists of a long stick with a folding frame covered in cloth. Harry held an umbrella over Dawn. 2) N SING: usu N of n …   English dictionary

  • umbrella — I UK [ʌmˈbrelə] / US noun [countable] Word forms umbrella : singular umbrella plural umbrellas * 1) an object that you hold over your head when it is raining a) a similar but larger object that you use to protect yourself from the sun, for… …   English dictionary

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