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b is a specifically dependent continuant = Def. b is a continuant & there is some independent continuant c which is not a spatial region and which is such that b s-depends_on c at every time t during the course of b’s existence. (axiom label in BFO2 Reference: [050-003]) [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/bfo/axiom/050-003 ]
Specifically dependent continuant doesn't have a closure axiom because the subclasses don't necessarily exhaust all possibilites. We're not sure what else will develop here, but for example there are questions such as what are promises, obligation, etc.
the pink color of a medium rare piece of grilled filet mignon at its center
the function of this heart: to pump blood
the mutual dependence of the role predator and the role prey as played by two organisms in a given interaction
the disposition of this fish to decay
of relational dependent continuants (multiple bearers): John’s love for Mary, the ownership relation between John and this statue, the relation of authority between John and his subordinates.
the role of being a doctor
of one-sided specifically dependent continuants: the mass of this tomato
the mutual dependence of proton donors and acceptors in chemical reactions [79
the smell of this portion of mozzarella
the shape of this hole.
Reciprocal specifically dependent continuants: the function of this key to open this lock and the mutually dependent disposition of this lock: to be opened by this key
(iff (SpecificallyDependentContinuant a) (and (Continuant a) (forall (t) (if (existsAt a t) (exists (b) (and (IndependentContinuant b) (not (SpatialRegion b)) (specificallyDependsOnAt a b t))))))) // axiom label in BFO2 CLIF: [050-003]