USB-C and the way manufacturers have abused the terminology around it just makes things really confusing for folks, bc like...
passive 1x USB-C to 1x USB-A adapters often get called hubs instead of adapters
active adapters with multiple USB-A ports, HDMI, card readers, ethernet etc etc often get called hubs, which is kinda fine i guess but still confusing? i call them docks, port replicators also work if you're still in the late 90s.
active 1x USB-C to multiple USB-A ports are fine to call hubs, but can still be confused with fully USB-A hubs or fully USB-C hubs (which aren't realllly around yet, which is a whole other rant )
@sevenofnine really it is as much of a confusion and cursed as DIN plugs and sockets back in the 80s (the only improvement being you don't have to burn your fingers trying to solder custom cables any more)