Associations to the word «Ontology»
ONTOLOGY, noun. (uncountable) (philosophy) The branch of metaphysics that addresses the nature or essential characteristics of being and of things that exist; the study of being qua being.
ONTOLOGY, noun. (countable) (philosophy) The theory of a particular philosopher or school of thought concerning the fundamental types of entity in the universe.
ONTOLOGY, noun. (logic) A logical system involving theory of classes, developed by Stanislaw Lesniewski (1886-1939).
ONTOLOGY, noun. (computer science) (information science) A structure of concepts or entities within a domain, organized by relationships; a system model.
ONTOLOGY, noun. (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations.
ONTOLOGY, noun. The metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence.
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.