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alternative term

is quality of



This relation is modeled after the BFO relation of the same name which was in BFO2, but is used in a more restricted sense - specifically, we model this relation as functional (inherited from characteristic-of). Note that this relation is now removed from BFO2020.


a relation between a quality and an independent continuant (the bearer), in which the quality specifically depends on the bearer for its existence

editor note

A quality inheres in its bearer at all times for which the quality exists.

example of usage

this red color is a quality of this apple

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