part to whole relation


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Noun1.part to whole relation - the semantic relation that holds between a part and the wholepart to whole relation - the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole
semantic relation - a relation between meanings
component part, part, portion, component, constituent - something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"