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What is a lexical relation with a tree structure?

 

Definition
 

A lexical relation with a tree structure is a pattern of association that is characterized by a set of lexical units which both have an inclusion relationship with and are dominated by one lexical unit. These sets may form a taxonomy or a meronymy.

Examples (English)
 

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