[ExI] comprisition, was: extropy-chat Digest, Vol 216, Issue 27

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Thu Sep 16 23:55:52 UTC 2021

>>>  «comprise» and «compose» are roughly reciprocals, not synonyms.

On 2021-9-16 15:03, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat wrote:
> Wrong - They are synonyms   
> I am not sure what a reciprocal of compose or comprise would be.   bill w

The archipelago comprises these islands.
These islands compose the archipelago.

There is an inherent asymmetry between the compound and the components, 
the container and the contained, the product and the factors.  Each can 
be described in relation to the other, but these are reciprocal 
relations, not the same relation.

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