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The article is devoted to the investigation of meronymic relations
in the language and also to the semantic classification of holonyms
and partonyms in language. The specificity of meronymic relationships
is in their semantic variety. Meronymic relationships are established
between entities of different types: biological and physical objects,
processes and actions, geographic regions, states and properties,
collections and groups, abstract entities, etc. In this regard, various
subtypes are distinguished in the semantic classification of holonyms
and partonyms, extra-linguistic and semantic features, which can be
the basis of this classification, are identified. Analysis of these features
allows to identify defined criteria for the differentiation of meronyms
as components of lexical-semantic system. The proposed classification
will expand notions of semantic nature of meronymy and can be the
basis for further study of the whole-part relations.

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D. A. Kolod'ko

National Pedagogical Dragomanov University

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