Definitions for "Non-preferred term"
synonym or quasi synonym of a preferred term, non-descriptor. Also known as an entry term, one that is linked to a preferred term with "USE". For example, swine: USE pigs
A term in a controlled vocabulary, such as a thesaurus, that may not be used as a controlled indexing term, but may be looked up.
a synonym to a preferred term that has the equivalent meaning to the preferred term but that is not used for indexing