Controlled Vocabularies: A Glosso-Thesaurus

Variant Term

A vocabulary term that means nearly the same thing as a preferred term. Variant terms are used in the controlled vocabulary to provide entry terms that lead to preferred terms. Variant terms may include synonyms, lexical variants, quasi-synonyms and abbreviations. Variant terms are sometimes referred to as “entry terms.” The collection of all variant terms may be referred to as the “entry vocabulary.”


Controlled Vocabulary

Term Relationship

Vocabulary Term