hyponymy

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hyponymy ‎(plural hyponymies)

  1. (semantics) The semantic relation between hyponyms; the quality of being hyponymous.
    • 1977, Ruth Kempson, Semantic Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521216133, page 86:
      By isolating these two main types of relation, hyponymy and incompatibility, we can characterize the relations between a large web of items.

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