This website is devoted to terms and their definitions used in applied ontology. Since ontology is an interdisciplinary field, it is especially important to have a guide for how specific terms are used since their meaning may vary across disciplines.


Inital term list is copied from IAOA Ontology Terminology Sub-committee wiki home-page.

Category

Class

Common Logic

Concept

Continuant Synonyms Endurant

Continuant Fiat Boundary

Controlled Vocabulary

Description Logic

Disposition

Domain

Endurant Synonyms Continuant

Essence

Exemplification

Fiat Object Part

First Order Logic

Instantiation

Kind

Logic

Mass

Member

Metaphysics

Necessity

Occurrent

 Synonyms  Perdurant

Ontology

Particular

Perdurant Synonyms Occurrent

Predicate

Property

Quality

Role

Semantics

Sortal

Trope

Type

Universal

Upper Ontology

Web Ontology Language(OWL)