Incompatibility Relation

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An Incompatibility Relation is a Semantic Relation between non-overlapping Entities in an IsA Relation with the same parent Entity.


  • Patrick Griffiths. (2006). “An introduction to English Semantics and Pragmatics. Language Arts & Disciplines
    • QUOTE: A semantic relation called incompatibility holds between the hyponyms of a given superordinate. Hyponymy is about classification: breakfast, lunch and dinner are kinds of meal. Incompatibility is about contrast: breakfast, lunch and dinner are different from each other within the category of meals; they are eaten at different times ..."