<tbx:term> Term (TBX)

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.


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>


The @id attribute provides a unique inside-the-document identifier for the term. This ID can be used for cross-referencing purposes, e.g., 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.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Any combination of:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  %TBX.term;   %simpleText-model;                           >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | chem-struct | inline-formula | mml:math | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | num | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | sub | sup | def-list | list | fn | target | xref | citation-alternatives | element-citation | mixed-citation | std | break | named-content | styled-content | address | alternatives | array | boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | code | fig | fig-group | graphic | media | non-normative-note | normative-note | non-normative-example | normative-example | notes-group | preformat | supplementary-material | table-wrap | table-wrap-group | email | ext-link | uri | inline-graphic | inline-media | private-char)*

Tagged Sample

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"/>