First things first, it is my belief that once a term takes off, there is no getting it back. If you try, you just end up looking like a frustrated jerk. Terms, right or wrong have a life of their own. I think this is the case with the term "Vipassana Meditation" in the West.
Most Westerners are familiar with the term from going on retreats where they follow videos of S.N. Goenka. To them "Vipassana" refers to the technique Goenka calls "sweeping" ( what is the proper name? ).
Western meditation book authors and teachers also use the term "Vipassana Meditation", though they are slightly more on target as they use it to refer to Theravada Buddhist meditation techniques in general.
I know that "vipassana" is an ancient Pali word for "insight into the true nature of something" and that "meditation" in an English word that doesn't mean the same thing as "bhavana" which means "to draw out, to develop".
Do Theravada monks refer to Theravada Buddhist meditation techniques as "vipassana bhavana"? If not, what do they call it?
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.