«Containment» is a relation between a container and its contents – a «Quantity», e.g., a barrel contains beer.

Multiplicities of the containment relation must be exactly one for the same reason as those of the «SubQuantityOf» relation.

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EX1: Typical Containment

EX2: Another Example of Containment

EX3: Examples of Containment

See also


GUIZZARDI, Giancarlo. Ontological Foundations for Structural Conceptual Models. Enschede: CTIT, Telematica Instituut, 2005. GUIZZARDI, Giancarlo. Introduction to Ontological Engineering. [presentation] Prague: Prague University of Economics, 2011.