meronymy

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meronymy

(mɛrˈɒnɪmɪ)
n
(Linguistics) the semantic relationship between a meronym, or a part of something, and its whole
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Noun1.meronymy - the semantic relation that holds between a part and the wholemeronymy - 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"
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méronymie