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English definition of “umbrella”

umbrella

noun [C] (GROUP)    /ʌmˈbrel.ə/
something that includes or represents a group or range of similar things: There are 980 community agencies under the umbrella of the National Community Action Foundation . Donations should be sent to the Disaster Emergency Committee , an umbrella organization for UK-based aid agencies . Existentialism was really an umbrella term to lump together the works of several philosophers and writers .Classifying and creating order
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