Definition of Meronymy

1. Noun. The semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole.

Exact synonyms: Part To Whole Relation
Generic synonyms: Semantic Relation
Terms within: Component, Component Part, Constituent, Part, Portion



Definition of Meronymy

1. Noun. (semantics) The relationship of being a constituent part or member of something; a system of meronyms. ¹

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Definition of Meronymy

1. meronym [n MERONYMIES] - See also: meronym

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meronymy

meromictic lake
meromorphic
meromorphically
meromorphy
meromyosin
meromyosins
meron
merons
meronts
meronym
meronymic
meronymies
meronymous
meronyms
meronymy (current term)
meropenem
meropia
meropias
meropic
meropidan
meroplankton
meroplanktonic
meropodite
merorachischisis
merorganization
meros
merosin
merosity
merosmia

Literary usage of Meronymy

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1. Text Retrieval Conference, 4th edited by D. K. Harman (1998)
"Though the result of TREC-4 is better, it is necessary to consider query term expansion by meronymy words in WordNet (as well as synonyms), and to compare ..."

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