holonymy

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From holo- +‎ -nymy (compare Ancient Greek ὅλος (hólos, whole), ὄνομα (ónoma, name)).

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holonymy (uncountable)

  1. (semantics) A semantic relation that exists between a term denoting a whole (the holonym) and a term denoting a part that pertains to the whole (the meronym). (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. (semantics) The quality or nature of being the whole in a holonymous relation.

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