related term

n.A cross-reference pointing to an associated concept of similar specificity in a hierarchy.


Related terms are part of the syndetic structure used in a thesaurus, especially one constructed using the ANSI Z39.19 standard, Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual Thesauri. Related terms are reciprocal to each other. For example, an entry for 'camera' may include a related-term reference to 'photography', in which case the entry for 'photography' would have a related-term reference to the entry for 'camera'.