Why do people refer to an 'umbrella term' when giving examples of a concept?
Why does one refer to a term like'society' as an 'umbrella term'? What does this mean?
This is a bit of a jargon issue. There is a tendency for people who write about social issues, for example, to use the word "society" as an umbrella term for any number of specific institutions and social actors. It's often used to refer to the structures in which we socialize, including, for example, families, schools, the community, community organizations, business, and government. It's not a bad thing, though it's not necessary to specify each one out.
It would be accurate to refer to "social organization" or "social structure" rather than "society".
My experience is that the term "umbrella term" tends to be used to describe a concept that is too general for the purposes of the conversation.
For example, let's say you want to discuss some of the underlying assumptions and structures that form our social organizations, such as families, businesses, schools, churches, and communities. You could use the term "society" or "social structure", but you could also use "umbrella term", because a society is a particular type of social structure.
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a connector, and more particularly to a connector capable of being mated with two different kinds of connectors.
2. Description of the Prior Art
The prior art connector usually includes a housing and a plurality of contacts retained in the housing. The housing is usually a rectangular-shaped cover and has two side walls and a bottom wall opposite to each other and disposed between the side walls. Each of the side walls has a slot for receiving the corresponding contact and a through hole for screwing a screw for securing the contact and the housing together. The contact is usually a pin-shaped contact and is disposed between the two side walls. The contact is retained in the corresponding slot and can be pressed by 0b46394aab