definitions of thesaurus terminology
definitions of terms used in thesaurus entries
- SCOPE NOTE: explains HOW the term has been used to index items in the library database; defines the term
- USE: denotes a preferred term or phrase
- USED FOR: indicates terms or phrases that are NOT used to index items in the library database; these terms or phrases are considered synonymous with the indicated preferred term (only use "preferred terms" when searching the library database)
- BROADER TERM: broader or more general terms or phrases
- NARROWER TERM: narrower or more specific terms or phrases; a subset of the indicated broader term
- RELATED TERM: a term or phrase that is conceptually or associatively linked with the indicated preferred term
Thesaurus: 1501 entries.
POSTCOLONIALISM (Search for related entries in the library)
Scope Note: The discourse, often focused on the representation of indigenous or marginalized populations, about the legacies of colonialism in independent countries that are still structurally dependent on the former colonial power or other countries.
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POSTMODERNISM (Search for related entries in the library)
Scope Note: General cultural sensibility premised on the rejection of absolutist or universalist moral/aesthetic principles, especially binaries. Characteristics include self-referentiality, relativism, multiplicity of identities and meanings.
PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT (Search for related entries in the library)
Scope Note: Forms of employment normally involving atypical contracts and characterized by dimensions of labour market insecurity such as uncertainty, lack of control over the labour process, low income, and limited access to regulatory protections
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PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE (Search for related entries in the library)
Scope Note: Medical care designed to prevent diseases or conditions rather than cure these.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (Search for related entries in the library)
PRIVATE SECTOR (Search for related entries in the library)
Scope Note: Includes enterprises in a variety of industries that are managed by private individuals and boards who are not employed or controlled by governments. Typically for profit.