- n. countable, 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).
- n. uncountable, semantics The quality or nature of being the whole in a holonymous relation.
- n. the semantic relation that holds between a whole and its parts
- From Ancient Greek ὅλος (holos, "whole") + ὄνομα (onoma, "name") + -y (Wiktionary)
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