<tbx:termType> Term Type Flag (TBX)

The <tbx:termType> element identifies a term as being of a specific sub-type such as an “acronym” or a “symbol”. Each term can have only one term type.


The <tbx:termType> is an EMPTY element, with the required @value attribute holding the specific type, for example:
<tbx:termType value="acronym"/>
The <tbx:termType> element is recommended when you have several terms (synonyms) in the term entry. For example, one term might be an abbreviation and another a variant of the main term. Note: If the term entry only contains one term, it is not necessary or useful to use the <tbx:termType> element.


The term type has no specific rendering or labeling in the published standard. It is typically used for filtering and extraction purposes, for example to publish a reference describing acronyms or symbols.
value (REQUIRED)

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
This is an EMPTY element
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  %TBX.termType; 
                        EMPTY                                        >
Tagged Sample

Showing full form and acronym

<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"/>