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An umbrella term is a word or a phrase that covers a broad range of related things instead of just one.[1] The terms covered by the umbrella are distinct but related. For instance, multisexual is an umbrella term for many identities that share the common trait of having attractions that are not limited to a single sex or gender, opposite to sexual orientations that are monosexual.[2][3] The "multisexual umbrella," "multi-attraction spectrum," "multisexual spectrum," or "m-spec" thus includes people who identify as multisexual, as well as those who instead or additionally identify as pansexual, polysexual, omnisexual, bisexual, or another identity involving attraction to more than one gender.[2] Other umbrella terms include non-binary[4] and transgender.[5]

Specific identities under an umbrella term, especially hyper-specific labels, may sometimes be referred to as microlabels.[6]

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