Class: dependent_continuant

Definition: A continuant that can exist and be what it is only if some other entity or entities exist, the existence of which makes its existence possible.
Examples: the mass of a cloud, the smell of mozzarella, the liquidity of blood, the color of a tomato, the disposition of fish to decay, the property of being a doctor, the function of the heart to pump blood


Super Classes


Equivalent Classes (Necessary and Sufficient Conditions)

quality OR realizable_entity

Disjoint Classes



Class Description/Definition (Necessary Conditions)

?data_format, cardinal_part_of_value, continuant, dependent_continuant, disease, environment, quality, realizable_entity, value
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