Relationships




Parents 
part 
The basic mereological relation. All other mereological relations are defined in terms of this one. (part ?PART ?WHOLE) simply means that the Object ?PART is part of the Object ?WHOLE. Note that, since part is a ReflexiveRelation, every Object is a part of itself.

Children 
engineering subcomponent  (engineeringSubcomponent ?SUB ?SUPER) means that the EngineeringComponent ?SUB is structurally a properPart of ?SUPER. This relation is an AsymmetricRelation, since two EngineeringComponents cannot be subcomponents of each other. 
 geographic subregion  (geographicSubregion ?PART ?WHOLE) means that the GeographicArea ?PART is part of the GeographicArea ?WHOLE. 
 physicalEnd  A notion of an indeterminate portion at the end of an Object that has a LongAndThin ShapeAttribute. 
 stream outfall  (streamOutfall ?WATER ?RIVER) means that the WaterArea ?MOUTH is the outfall of the River ?RIVER. 
Instances  abstract  Properties or qualities as distinguished from any particular embodiment of the properties/qualities in a physical medium. Instances of Abstract can be said to exist in the same sense as mathematical objects such as sets and relations, but they cannot exist at a particular place and time without some physical encoding or embodiment. 
 antisymmetric relation  BinaryRelation ?REL is an AntisymmetricRelation if for distinct ?INST1 and ?INST2, (?REL ?INST1 ?INST2) implies not (?REL ?INST2 ?INST1). In other words, for all ?INST1 and ?INST2, (?REL ?INST1 ?INST2) and (?REL ?INST2 ?INST1) imply that ?INST1 and ?INST2 are identical. Note that it is possible for an AntisymmetricRelation to be a ReflexiveRelation. 
 asymmetric relation  A BinaryRelation is asymmetric if and only if it is both an AntisymmetricRelation and an IrreflexiveRelation. 
 binary relation  BinaryRelations are relations that are true only of pairs of things. BinaryRelations are represented as slots in frame systems. 
 entity  The universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology. 
 inheritable relation  The class of Relations whose properties can be inherited downward in the class hierarchy via the subrelation Predicate. 
 irreflexive relation  Relation ?REL is irreflexive iff (?REL ?INST ?INST) holds for no value of ?INST. 
 partial ordering relation  A BinaryRelation is a partial ordering if it is a ReflexiveRelation, an AntisymmetricRelation, and a TransitiveRelation. 
 reflexive relation  Relation ?REL is reflexive iff (?REL ?INST ?INST) for all ?INST. 
 relation  The Class of relations. There are three kinds of Relation: Predicate, Function, and List. Predicates and Functions both denote sets of ordered ntuples. The difference between these two Classes is that Predicates cover formulaforming operators, while Functions cover termforming operators. A List, on the other hand, is a particular ordered ntuple. 
 spatial relation  The Class of Relations that are spatial in a wide sense. This Class includes mereological relations and topological relations. 
 total valued relation  A Relation is a TotalValuedRelation just in case there exists an assignment for the last argument position of the Relation given any assignment of values to every argument position except the last one. Note that declaring a Relation to be both a TotalValuedRelation and a SingleValuedRelation means that it is a total function. 
 transitive relation  A BinaryRelation ?REL is transitive if (?REL ?INST1 ?INST2) and (?REL ?INST2 ?INST3) imply (?REL ?INST1 ?INST3), for all ?INST1, ?INST2, and ?INST3. 
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entity 
  