Definitions for "hypernym"
a word that is more generic or more abstract than a given word; a word designating a class of which the given word is a member. Inverse of subtype and hyponym.
the class of which a concept is a member. AKA "superordinate." ["Fruit" is the hyperonym of "apple."
a linguistic term for a word whose meaning includes the meanings of other words, as the meaning of transportation includes the meaning of train, chariot, dogsled, airplane, and automobile
Keywords:  whole, instances, kind, class, specific
The generic term used to designate a whole class of specific instances. is a hypernym of if is a (kind of) .