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Re: [ontolog-forum] Role of definitions (Remember the poor human)

To: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Duane Nickull <dnickull@xxxxxxxxx>
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From: Kathryn Blackmond Laskey <klaskey@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 18:48:28 -0500
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>As a matter of fact, a river IS always a river:
>this is a necessary truth.    (01)

Except when it's a stream, or a brook, or a rivulet.    (02)

There is flowing water (well, today it may be frozen; last week, it 
was flowing) that passes under a bridge I drive over on the way from 
my home to GMU.  Whether that something is a river or a stream or a 
creek, is open to endless debate.  I agree that it is what it is, but 
is it always a river?  Always not a river?  I don't think that 
question has a definite answer.    (03)

Kathy    (04)

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