Is there a word/term/phrase that means the designated word to represent a collection of related words?
Dictionaries use a "head" or "root" word for variants (House: >Houses, >Housing, >Housed) - is there such a thing for Synonyms and Word Families?
I've Googled and I've searched here (and Yahoo Answers etc.). I'm not sure if there is such a term.
If there is, can someone please tell me the name? If there is, can someone point to a source (such as a thesaurus that uses it)?
If there is no such term/reference - what would you suggest as a way to implement it?
Should I simply go for the shortest word in the group (with the same/similar part of speech/morphological attributes (mood/gender etc.)? Is there a better way?