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Discussion on: What are some alternatives to the word "type"?

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Mike George

There's ilk. I would generally start with a data model of the domain and 'group' often suggests itself as an entity name, and therefore as a foreign key (as in productGroup, userGroup etc), or community, department, set...

If the field/data item is there just for the purpose of logic or program design and does not refer to a defined entity or object, I would look again at why it is there.