meronymy

noun
the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole
Hypernyms: ↑semantic relation
Part Meronyms: ↑part, ↑portion, ↑component part, ↑component, ↑constituent

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meronˈymy noun
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Main Entry:meronym

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