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NAME

       uniqbeg - unique beginners for noun hierarchies

DESCRIPTION

       All  of  the WordNet noun synsets are organized into hierarchies.  Each
       synset is part of at least one hierarchy, headed by a synset  called  a
       unique  beginner.   All of these synsets originate in the lexicographer
       file noun.Tops.  From any noun synset, except a  unique  beginner,  the
       hypernym pointers can be traced up to one of the following synsets:

              { entity, physical thing (that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own physical existence (living or nonliving)) }

              { psychological_feature, (a feature of the mental life of a living organism) }

              { abstraction, (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples) }

              { state, (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state") }

              { event, (something that happens at a given place and time) }

              { act, human_action, human_activity, (something that people do or cause to happen) }

              { group, grouping, (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit) }

              { possession, (anything owned or possessed) }

              { phenomenon, (any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning) }

NOTES

       The  lexicographer  files  are  not  included  in  the WordNet database
       package.

FILES

       noun.Tops           unique beginners for nouns

SEE ALSO

       wndb(5WN), wninput(5WN), wnintro(7WN), wngloss(7WN).