- (semantics) A semantic relation that exists between a term denoting a whole (the holonym) and a term denoting a part that pertains to the whole (the meronym).
- Antonym: meronymy
- The relation between the terms ‘foot’ and ‘heel’ is that of holonymy, since one of the parts of a foot is a heel.
- (semantics) The quality or nature of being the whole in a holonymous relation.
system of holonyms