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English noun: ontology

1. ontology (cognition) (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations


Broader (hypernym)arrangement, organisation, organization, system


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

2. ontology (cognition) the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence


Broader (hypernym)metaphysics









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