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determined by (system to material entity)


Chris Mungall

Pier Buttigieg


s determined by f if and only if s is a type of system, and f is a material entity that is part of s, such that f exerts a strong causal influence on the functioning of s, and the removal of f would cause the collapse of s.

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editor note

The label for this relation is probably too general for its restricted use, where the domain is a system. It may be relabeled in future

example of usage

A coral reef environment is determined by a particular coral reef

term editor

Chris Mungall

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