parthood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

part +‎ -hood

Noun[edit]

parthood (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) The relational quality of being a part.
    • 2008 February 1, Maureen Donnelly and Thomas Bittner, “Summation relations and portions of stuff”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 143, number 2, DOI:10.1007/s11098-007-9197-6, pages 167-185:
      For describing changes in parthood relations over time some sort of temporal apparatus needs to be incorporated into the mereology.

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