Clarinet Essays

The Term Hyponymy

The term HYPONYMY is of recent creation, which has not found its way to some small dictionaries yet. But the notion of meaning inclusiveness is not new. For example, the meaning of desk is included in that of furniture, and the meaning of rose is included in that of flower. In other words, hyponymy is a matter of class membership. The upper term in this sense relation, i.e. the class name, is called SUPERORDINATE, and the lower terms, the members,…

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