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Holonyms and Meronyms

Vocabulary Building · English Word Power

by Manik Joshi


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What are "Holonyms and Meronyms"?HOLONYMS ——[Holo- Whole; -Onym: Name]Holonym is a word that denotes a thing that is complete in itself and whose part, member or substance is represented by another word.Holonym [singular] | Holonyms [plural]Example: 'Bird' is a holonym of 'Feather'.Derived terms related to 'Holonyms':HolonymousWords that are Holonyms are said to be Holonymous.HolonymyThe state of being a Holonym is called Holonymy.MERONYMS ——[Mero- Part; -Onym: Name]Meronym is a word that denotes a constituent part, member or substance of something that is complete in itself.Meronym [singular] | Meronyms [plural]Example: 'Feather' is a meronym of 'Bird'.Derived terms related to 'Meronyms':MeronymousWords that are Meronyms are said to be Meronymous.MeronymyThe state of being a Meronym is called Meronymy.Holonyms and Meronyms — AHolonym / Meronym — Example A1 —Holonym — air-conditionerMeronyms — blower / compressor / condenser coil / control panel / cooling coil / evaporator coil / expansion valve / fan / motor / temperature sensing bulb / thermostatHolonym / Meronym — Example A2 —Holonym — airplane (aeroplane)Meronyms — aileron / altimeter / black box / cabin / cargo / cockpit / cowling / elevator / fin / flap / flight deck / fuselage / galley / hatch / jet engine / leading edge / nose / propeller / rudder / seat / slat / tail / trailing edge / undercarriage / wingHolonym / Meronym — Example A3 —Holonym — airportMeronyms — airplane / airstrip / air terminal / control tower / hangar / lounge / taxiway / terminalHolonym / Meronym — Example A4 —Holonym — algaeMeronyms — cell membrane / cell wall / chloroplast / cytoplasm / flagellum / nucleolus / nucleus / starch vacuoleHolonym / Meronym — Example A5 —Holonym — atomMeronyms — electron / neutron / protonOther Examples:Holonym / Meronym — Example A6 –'abacus' is the holonym of 'wire'wire' is a meronym of 'abacus'Holonym / Meronym — Example A7 –'album' is the holonym of 'photograph''photograph' is a meronym of 'album'Holonym / Meronym — Example A8 —'asparagus' is the holonym of 'spear''spear' is a meronym of 'asparagus'Holonym / Meronym — Example A9 —'atmosphere' is the holonym of 'stratosphere''stratosphere' is a meronym of 'atmosphere'

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Manik Joshi
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Manik Joshi (Author)

Manik Joshi was born on Jan 26, 1979 at Ranikhet and is permanent resident of Haldwani, Kumaon zone of India. He is an internet marketer by profession. He is interested in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web designing (cre...

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