Semantic Relationships Between Words

Here are the main semantic relationships between words that appear in Wordnet.

  • Nouns
    • hypernyms: canine (Y) is a hypernym of dog (X) – Y is a hypernym of X if every X is a (kind of) Y.
    • hyponyms: dog (X) is a hyponym of canine (Y) – X is a hyponym of Y if every X is a (kind of) Y
    • coordinate terms : wolf (X1) is a coordinate term of dog (X2), and dog (X2) is a coordinate term of wolf (X1) – X1 is a coordinate term of X2 if X1 and X2 share a hypernym. For this case the hypernym is canine.
    • holonym : building (Y) is a holonym of window (X). Y is a holonym of X if X is a part of Y.
    • meronym : window (X) is a meronym of building (Y). X is a meronym of Y if X is a part of Y.
  • Verbs
    • hypernym: to perceive (Y) is an hypernym of to listen (X). Y is a hypernym of X if the activity X is a (kind of) Y.
    • troponym : to lisp (X) is a troponym of to talk (Y). X is a troponym of Y if the activity X is doing Y in some manner.
    • entailment : to sleep (Y) is entailed by to snore (X). Y is entailed by X if by doing X you must be doing Y.
    • coordinate terms: those verbs sharing a common hypernym (to lisp and to yell). Here the common hypernym is walk.
  • Adjectives
    • related nouns
    • similar to
    • participle of verb
  • Adverbs
    • root adjectives
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