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NON-PREFERRED TERM (Preferred term)
The synonym or quasi-synonym of a preferred term. Non-preferred terms are not themselves used for classifying or indexing resources, but are provided as entry points to help people find the most appropriate preferred terms.
(For example, "senior citizens Use Older people".)
They are also known as lead-in terms.
Source: UK Gov Talk Design/selection criteria for software used to handle controlled vocabularies