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Sigma KEE - InternalChange
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internal change
Processes which involve altering an internal property of an Object, e.g. the shape of the Object, its coloring, its structure, etc. Processes that are not instances of this class include changes that only affect the relationship to other objects, e.g. changes in spatial or temporal location.
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Parents process The class of things that happen and have temporal parts or stages. Examples include extended events like a football match or a race, actions like Pursuing and Reading, and biological processes. The formal definition is: anything that occurs in time but is not an Object. Note that a Process may have participants 'inside' it which are Objects, such as the players in a football match. In a 4D ontology, a Process is something whose spatiotemporal extent is thought of as dividing into temporal stages roughly perpendicular to the time-axis.
Children biological processA Process embodied in an Organism.
 chemical processA ChemicalProcess occurs whenever chemical compounds (CompoundSubstances) are formed or decomposed. For example, reactants disappear as chemical change occurs, and products appear as chemical change occurs. In a chemical change a chemical reaction takes place. Catalysts in a ChemicalProcess may speed up the reaction, but aren't themselves produced or consumed. Examples: rusting of iron and the decomposition of water, induced by an electric current, to gaseous hydrogen and gaseous oxygen.
 computer processAn instance of ComputerProcess is a process which manipulates data in the computer.
 creationThe subclass of Process in which something is created. Note that the thing created is specified with the result CaseRole.
 damagingThe Class of Processes where the agent brings about a situation where the patient no longer functions normally or as intended.
 geological processThe class of activities that are caused by geological forces and affect geological features, and which may affect the biosphere as well.
 quantity changeAny InternalChange where a PhysicalQuantity associated with the patient is altered.
 shape changeThe Process of changing the shape of an Object.
 state changeAny Process where the PhysicalState of part of the patient of the Process changes.
 surface changeProcesses which involve altering the properties that apply to the surface of an Object.
 tidal processTidalProcess is the class of daily recurring events in which the water level in a BodyOfWater rises and falls with the changing position between Earth and the Moon.
 turning off deviceAny Process whose result is that the patient of the process is in the state of DeviceOff. In other words, this class covers any process of turning off a device, e.g. turning off the lights, switching off a television set, etc.
 turning on deviceAny Process whose result is that the patient of the process is in the state of DeviceOn. In other words, this class covers any process of turning on a device, e.g. turning on the lights, switching on a television set, etc.


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