I want to create a database table that will hold all categories, tags, and user roles. I see WordPress uses "taxonomy" and "term" for this concept. Are there any other words to name it? If not, then which is better: "term" or "taxonomy"?

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You can go for term or keyword. A tag is a type of metadata.

  • Thanks for your reply, I think I will go for term. Quick question is term-able / termablemake a sense for something that can be assigned to a term?
    – Rifki
    Commented May 23, 2016 at 18:34

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