To define and describe things in the world, natural languages use adjectives and adverbs. Without these types of words, which describe objects and are also interchangeably called attributes, features, qualities, characteristics, or properties, neither objects nor processes can be adequately distinguished and understood. Exhibition-characterization is the fundamental structural relation that binds a refineable (object or process)—the exhibitor, with a refinee—another object or process, called feature, which characterizes the exhibitor.
KeywordsNatural Language Structural Link Quantitative Attribute Secondary Quality Emergent Feature
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