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What are tag synonyms? How do they work?

When I was searching for my favorite tags, I found three tags which are almost identical:

, and .

The second one and third one do not have any number associated with them. Instead they have s in the bracket.

javaee-5(s)

javaee5(s)

What does it mean?

If they are redundant, how can one delete them?

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It means that they are synonyms - see stackoverflow.com/tags/java-ee-5/synonyms – ChrisF Jan 12 '12 at 11:39
    
what do u mean by synonym?elobarate – Balaswamy vaddeman Jan 12 '12 at 11:40
    
    
these are not removed but declared synonyms which mean nothing to worry about for you for java-ee-5, javaee5, javaee-5, java-ee5, jee5, and jee-5: stackoverflow.com/tags/java-ee-5/synonyms – gnat Jan 12 '12 at 11:42
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(s) means that it's synonym. It means that when you search for javaee-5, you'll get results for master tag . If you delete master one from your favourites, others should diappear

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