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From mero- +‎ -onym, from Ancient Greek μέρος (méros, part) + ὄνυμα (ónuma, name).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛɹənɪm/
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meronym (plural meronyms)

  1. (semantics) A term used to denote a thing that is a part of something else.
    Synonym: partonym
    Antonym: holonym
    The word "leaf" is a meronym of the word "tree".
    • 1998, George A. Miller, “Nouns in WordNet”, in Christiane Fellbaum, editor, Wordnet: An Electronic Lexical Database[1], MIT Press, →ISBN, page 38:
      If one starts with some complex whole, like {automobile} or {human_body}, it can be broken down into several levels of meronyms, but many of those meronyms will also be meronyms of other wholes. That is to say, some components serve as parts of many different things: think of all the different mechanisms that have gears.

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meronym c

  1. (semantics) meronym

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Declension of meronym 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative meronym meronymen meronymer meronymerna
Genitive meronyms meronymens meronymers meronymernas