Definition List: Term
Word, phrase, graphic, chemical structure, equation, or other noun that is being defined or described.
This element is typically used in conjunction with a definition in a definition list (two-part list). The term occupies the first column of the two-part list and is the subject of the definition or description, which occupies the second column.
Vocabulary Attribute Best Practice: If the content of the <term> element is a term from a controlled vocabulary (ontology, taxonomy, term-list, vocabulary, industry glossary, or other known source), the vocabulary attributes should be used to record that source. This source can be a formal ontology or an informal field of study (such as “chemistry”). Four attributes are used in this Tag Set to identify terms from such a controlled or an uncontrolled vocabulary:
Name of the controlled or uncontrolled vocabulary, taxonomy, ontology, index, database, or similar that is the source of the term. For example, for a subject term, a value might be the IPC Codes (“ipc”) or MESH headings (“mesh”). For an uncontrolled term, the value might be an area of study such as “medical-devices” or merely the word “uncontrolled”.
Unique identifier of the vocabulary, such as (but not limited to) a URI or DOI. For example, for Dublin Core (DCC), the identifier may be “http://dublincore.org/documents/2012/06/14/dces/”.
The content of the element is the display version of the vocabulary or taxonomic term. The @vocab-term attribute holds the canonical version of the same term, as it appears in the vocabulary. For example, if the attribute value is “digitized-vor”, the element might contain the display text “Digitized Version of Record”.
Unique identifier of the term within a specific vocabulary, such as (but not limited to) an item number, a URI, DOI, etc.
<!ELEMENT term (#PCDATA %term-elements;)* >
Expanded Content Model
(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | inline-media | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | tex-math | mml:math | abbrev | index-term | index-term-range-end | milestone-end | milestone-start | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | xref | sub | sup | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | array | code | graphic | media | preformat)*
Any combination of:
- Text, numbers, or special characters
- Linking Elements
- Related Material Elements
- Emphasis Elements
- <alternatives> Alternatives For Processing
- Inline Display Elements
- Inline Math Elements
- Other Inline Elements
- Internal Linking Elements
- Baseline Change Elements
- <disp-formula> Formula, Display
- <disp-formula-group> Formula, Display Group
- <array> Array (Simple Tabulation)
- <code> Code
- <graphic> Graphic
- <media> Media Object
- <preformat> Preformatted Text
This element may be contained in:
A definition list (two-part list):
<article dtd-version="1.2d2"> ... <back> ... <glossary> <def-list> <title>ABBREVIATIONS</title> <term-head>Abbreviation</term-head> <def-head>Expansion</def-head> <def-item><term id="G1">PAP I</term> <def><p>poly(A)polymerase I</p></def> </def-item> <def-item><term id="G2">PNPase</term> <def><p>polynucleotide phosphorylase</p></def> </def-item> </def-list> </glossary> ... </back> </article>
As part of an index term inside narrative text:
... <p>However, the First Amendment does not bar the issuance or execution of a warrant to search a newsroom<index-term><term>Newspapers</term> <see-also><index-term><term>Speech and press</term> </index-term></see-also></index-term> to obtain photographs of demonstrators who had injured several policemen, although the Court appeared ...</p> ...