meronym

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meronym

(ˈmɛrəʊˌnɪm)
n
(Linguistics) a part of something used to refer to the whole, such as faces meaning people, as in they've seen a lot of faces come and go
[from Greek meros part + onuma name]
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Noun1.meronym - a word that names a part of a larger wholemeronym - a word that names a part of a larger whole; "`brim' and `crown' are meronyms of `hat'"
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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Meronym
méronyme
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However, the number of word repetitions as well as the number of meronymies is higher in the compositions of non-content students.
For example, we must make the distinction between the relation of type member/collection (tree/forest) or material/object (steel/car), although these kinds of relations are all meronymies. In the context of Web data modeling, ontology, though being extremely subjective and very context dependent, is a very powerful tool that will help to represent, at various levels, the data of the Web as well as the Web itself.