IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

Word Relationships

broader, narrower, and similar Terms

As you build your keyword list, be aware of the relationships of words to each other. For example, the words solar and wind are more narrow, or focused, than the word energy. The word energy is a broader term than the phrase renewable energy. Study the example below:

The word ebergy is broader than the words fossil fuel and renewable energy. Narrower words include solar, wind, fuel cell and biofuels.

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