[ExI] comprisition, was: extropy-chat Digest, Vol 216, Issue 27
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 00:01:02 UTC 2021
On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 6:58 PM Anton Sherwood via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> >>> «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. Still confused: what would the 'same
> relation' be? bill w
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