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A class with identifier http://rds.posccaesar.org/ontology/lis14/rdl/Dependent

MetadataThis section provides information about 'Dependent' itself.

Source ontologyIndustrial Data Ontology
adapted fromobo:BFO_0000020
is primitivetrue
natural language definitionAn individual that exists only as dependent on an 'object' bearer. 'dependent' individuals enable the ontology to characterise individuals by properties they bear. This is divided into (i) inherent properties ('quality') like colour and mass, and (ii) properties that express potential ('potential'), realized only through participation in activities, like the function of illuminating a space or the role of serving as a boundary.
primitive rationaleTo provide necessary and sufficient conditions is beyond scope of IDO. Note that the BFO analogue, 'specifically dependent continuant', is defined in terms of the primitive relation 'specifically depends on' (s-depends on), which is not included in IDO.
CommentThe class Dependent is closely related to "specifically dependent continuant" in BFO (BFO_0000020).
There is no direct analogue to 'dependent' entities in ISO 15926-2 (or in ISO 15926-12). However, lis2:Property and lis2:FunctionalPhysicalObject largely serve the same purpose as, respectively, 'quality' and 'potential'.
See alsoActivityProfile
alternative labelAspect
Dependent Entity
ExampleThe colour of a surface, the temperature of a medium, the storage-space role of a room.
scope noteAny 'object' will be the bearer of various 'dependent' entities, but any 'temporal' entity has only an indirect relationship to 'dependent's. This is in line with BFO, but also a common source of confusion. A common need is to relate a measure based on a 'physical quantity' to an 'activity', like average speed to a transport activity; this may not be implemented as an "average speed" dependent entity of the transport. For a suitable representation pattern, see the class 'activity profile' and related resources.

ConstraintsThis section lists constraints that members of 'Dependent' shall satisfy.

ContextThis section provides super- and subtypes as well as members of 'Dependent'.