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  • n. 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. The quality or nature of being the whole in a holonymous relation.

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  • 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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