The <tbx:term> element encloses one representation of a concept by a sign which denotes it. This sign can be a textual “term”, a symbol, or a graphic. In glossaries and other terminology resources, designations are primarily “terms”, which is why the element <tbx:term> is used for all three types.


Content: As well as text and special characters, the <tbx:term> element can contain some embedded elements such as face markup and notes (see below).
Multiple Terms: The <tbx:term> element is repeatable within the term entry, as an entry can contain multiple designations, which are thus synonyms. Since it is extremely important that each <tbx:term> element encloses only one term, each term should be inside its own <tbx:tig> element. That is, do not include two terms in the same <tbx:term> element.
The following is an incorrect example because it contains both term: “access control list” and “ACL”.
 <tbx:term>access control list (ACL)</tbx:term>
Attributes:The @id attribute provides a unique inside-the-document identifier for the term. This ID can be used for cross-referencing purposes, i.e. such as to allow a <tbx:crossReference> from another entry to point to this term, using its @target attribute to hold the @id of this term.
The language of the term is inherited from the @xml:lang attribute value on the parent <tbx:langSet> element.


Model Description

Any combination of:
  • Text, numbers, or special characters
  • <disp-formula> Formula, Display
  • <disp-formula-group> Formula, Display Group
  • <chem-struct> Chemical Structure (Display)
  • <inline-formula> Formula, Inline
  • <mml:math> Math (MathML Tag Set)
  • Emphasis Elements
    • <bold> Bold
    • <fixed-case> Fixed Case
    • <italic> Italic
    • <monospace> Monospace Text (Typewriter Text)
    • <num> ISO Numeric Emphasis
    • <overline> Overline
    • <roman> Roman
    • <ruby> Ruby Wrapper
    • <sans-serif> Sans Serif
    • <sc> Small Caps
    • <strike> Strike Through
    • <underline> Underline
  • Baseline Change Elements
    • <sub> Subscript
    • <sup> Superscript
  • Lists
    • <def-list> Definition List
    • <list> List
  • <fn> Footnote
  • <target> Target of an Internal Link
  • <xref> X(cross) Reference
  • Citation Elements
    • <citation-alternatives> Citation Alternatives
    • <element-citation> Element Citation
    • <mixed-citation> Mixed Citation
    • <std> Citation to a Standard
  • <break> Line Break
  • <named-content> Named Special (Subject) Content
  • <styled-content> Styled Special (Subject) Content
  • Paragraph-level Display Elements
    • <address> Address/Contact Information
    • <array> Array (Simple Tabular Array)
    • <boxed-text> Boxed Text
    • <chem-struct-wrap> Chemical Structure Wrapper
    • <code> Code Text
    • <fig> Figure
    • <fig-group> Figure Group
    • <graphic> Graphic
    • <media> Media Object
    • <preformat> Preformatted Text
    • <supplementary-material> Supplementary Material
    • <table-wrap> Table Wrapper
    • <table-wrap-group> Table Wrapper Group
  • <alternatives> Alternatives For Processing
  • Standards Note and Example Elements
    • <non-normative-example> Non-Normative-Example
    • <non-normative-note> Non-Normative-Note
    • <normative-example> Normative-Example
    • <normative-note> Normative-Note
    • <notes-group> Notes Group
  • External Linking Elements
    • <email> Email Address
    • <ext-link> External Link
    • <uri> Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
  • Inline Display Elements
    • <inline-graphic> Inline Graphic
    • <private-char> Private Character (Custom or Unicode)

This element may be contained in:


Two terms in English:
<tbx:termEntry id="ISO10241-1.a22.32">
  <tbx:langSet xml:lang="en">
    <tbx:definition>reference level for soundings in navigation charts</tbx:definition>
      <tbx:term id="a22.32-1">chart datum</tbx:term>
      <tbx:partOfSpeech value="noun"/>
      <tbx:normativeAuthorization value="preferredTerm"/>
      <tbx:termType value="fullForm"/>
      <tbx:term id="a22.32-2">CD</tbx:term>
      <tbx:partOfSpeech value="noun"/>
      <tbx:normativeAuthorization value="admittedTerm"/>
      <tbx:termType value="acronym"/>