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External World (257 categories and 5257 metaphorical connections)
  • 1A The Earth (28 categories and 363 metaphorical connections)
  • 1B Life (32 categories and 563 metaphorical connections)
  • 1C Health and Disease (4 categories and 115 metaphorical connections)
  • 1D People (8 categories and 81 metaphorical connections)
  • 1E Animals (20 categories and 410 metaphorical connections)
  • 1F Plants (7 categories and 153 metaphorical connections)
  • 1G Food and Drink (4 categories and 205 metaphorical connections)
  • 1H Textiles and Clothing (2 categories and 106 metaphorical connections)
  • 1I Physical Sensation (15 categories and 385 metaphorical connections)
  • 1J Matter (38 categories and 769 metaphorical connections)
  • 1K Existence and Causation (6 categories and 135 metaphorical connections)
  • 1L Space (7 categories and 527 metaphorical connections)
  • 1M Time (10 categories and 120 metaphorical connections)
  • 1N Movement (10 categories and 363 metaphorical connections)
  • 1O Action (23 categories and 461 metaphorical connections)
  • 1P Relative Properties (37 categories and 402 metaphorical connections)
    • 1P01 Relationship (11 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Of/belonging to/characterized by relationship; ; In a relational manner; Relation/relationship; In relation to; Relate/connect; Relate/orient oneself to something; Relate to; Lacking relation; Without relation; Non-relation; No relation; Have no relation with
    • 1P02 Relevance (4 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Relevant; ; Relevantly/pertinently; Relevance/pertinence; Be relevant/pertinent/apply/pertain to
    • 1P03 Correlation (1 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Correlative; ; Correlatively/complementarily; Correlation; Correlate
    • 1P04 Sameness (0 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Same; In the same way/form; Identity; The same; Be the same as; Make identical
    • 1P05 Contrast (4 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Contrary/opposed to; Contrarily/completely the opposite; Contrareity/contrast; Contrary/opposite to; Be contrary to; Contrariety/contrast
    • 1P06 Difference (6 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Different; Differently; Difference; Be different; Differ from
    • 1P07 Uniformity and stereotypicality (2 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Uniform; Uniformly; Uniformity; Uniform/to match; Bring/reduce to uniformity; Stereotypical; Stereotypically; Stereotype
    • 1P08 Variety (2 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Various/varied; Variously; Variety; Make varied/diversify
    • 1P09 Similarity (8 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Similar; Similarly; Similarity; Represent as similar to
    • 1P10 Imitation (7 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Characterized by/of the nature of imitation; By way of imitation; Imitation; Imitate; Original/not imitative/a copy; Not copied/by the person himself; Non-imitation/originality; Characterized by simulation/that simulates; In a simulative manner; Simulation; Simulate; Prototypical/archetypal; Prototypically; Prototype
    • 1P11 Equivalence (8 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Equal/identical in amount/value, etc.; Equally; Equality/equivalence; Be/become equal; Make equal; Unequal; Unequally; Inequality; Mean; Averagely; Condition of being mean/average; Be the mean; Average
    • 1P12 Accompaniment (2 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Accompanying; Accompaniment; Accompany; Accompany/attend
    • 1P13 Exemplification and specificity (15 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Of/belonging to a kind/sort; Kind/sort; In respect of kind; Arrange by kind; General; In a general way/with respect to almost every case; Generality; With/by the members of a group generally; In general/with reference to whole class; Be generally applicable; Give a general character to; Inclusive (of something); Inclusively; Condition/state of being inclusive; In the number/class of; Included; Be included in something; Include; Concerned with the individual; With reference to an individual; Individual character/quality; Individual; Of/pertaining to an instance/instances; For instance; An individual case/instance; In the particular case; Be instanced/exemplified; Find/furnish an instance/example of; Special/limited in application; Specially/particularly; Quality of being special/restricted in application; In respect of specific form/manner; Become specialized; Apply/restrict specifically to something; Restricted/limited; In a restricted/limited manner; Quality of being restricted/limited; Within the limits of; Be restricted/limited; Restrict/limit to something; Restrict/limit; Specific; Specifically; The quality of being specific; Become specific; Make specific; Special/distinguished from others of the kind; Especially/particularly; Quality of being special/extraordinary; Excluding/exclusive; In an excluding manner; Quality of being exclusive; Exclude
    • 1P14 Order (6 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Orderly; In an orderly manner; Order; In (proper) order; Come into order; Put in (proper) order; Agreeing/harmonious/congruent; Harmoniously/congruously; Agreement/harmony/congruity; In agreement/harmony (with); Agree/be in harmony/be congruous; Agree/harmonize/be congruous with; Suitable/appropriate; In a suitable/appropriate manner; Suitability/appropriateness; In a manner suitable to; Be suitable/appropriate/suit; Make suitable; Suit/be suitable for; Conforming to a pattern, etc.; In a conformable manner; According as; Conformity to/with a pattern etc.; According to; In conformity with/according to; Be conformable to something; Conform to; Adaptation/adjustment; Undergo adaptation; Adapt/adjust
    • 1P15 Disorder (27 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Devoid of order; Disorderly; Disorder; In disorder; Become disordered; Confused/disordered; In a confused/disordered manner; Confusion/disorder; In confusion/disorder; Be/become confused/disordered; Confuse/disorder; Tangled/entangled; In a tangled manner; Entanglement/entangled state; Become tangled; Entangle/make tangled; Complicated; In a complicated manner; Complication/complexity; Be/become complicated; Make complicated; Untidy; In an untidy manner; Untidiness; In an untidy state; Make oneself untidy; Make untidy; In a state of commotion/disorder; In/with commotion/disorder; Commotion/disturbance/disorder; Be in commotion/disorder; Throw into commotion/disorder; Irregular; Irregularly; Irregularity; Violate regularity; Render irregular; Unconforming; In an unconforming manner; Unconformity; Not conforming; Bring/be out of conformity with; Abnormal; Abnormally; Abnormality; Make abnormal; Unharmonious/incongruous; Unharmoniously/incongruously; Disharmony/incongruity; Contrary to/at variance with; Out of harmony; Be unharmonious/incongruous; Be unharmonious/incongruous with; Unsuitable/inappropriate; Unsuitably/inappropriately; Unsuitability/inappropriateness; Unsuitable/unappropriate; Be unsuitable; Not to suit; Unconformity, abnormality; Entanglement/entangled state, complication/complexity
    • 1P16 Sequence (27 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Forming a sequence; In (due) order/succession; Order/sequence/succession; In order/sequence/succession; Come in due order/course; Arrange in sequence/series; Of/pertaining to the beginning; In/at the beginning; Beginning; At the beginning; Begin; Begin with; Middle; In the middle; Into the midst; Final/concluding; In the end/finally/at last; The end; End/conclusion; Be at an end; Come to an end; Bring to an end/conclude; Continuous/uninterrupted; Continuously/uninterruptedly; Continuity/uninterruptedness; Have continuity; Continue; Discontinuous; Discontinuously/with interruptions; Discontinuity/interrupted sequence/condition; Become discontinuous; Break the continuity of/interrupt; Preceding/following in order
    • 1P17 Number (10 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to number; Numerically; Number; One; Make/reduce to one; Only/sole; Only; Only one; Alone; Alone/by itself; Condition of being alone; Pertaining to unity; In/into condition of unity; Unity/undividedness; Become one; Make one; First; Firstly; Firstness; First things first; Two; Two at a time; Both; Two; Forming a pair/paired; In pairs; Pair; Go in pairs; Arrange in pairs; Dual/twofold; Twofold; Dual nature/function; Duality; Regard as two; Twice as much/double; Twice as much/doubly; Multiplication by two; Half as much again; Be multiplied by two/doubled; Multiply by two/double; Divided into two; In/into two; Division into two; Divide in two; Second; Secondly; Fact of being second; Add to/follow as second; Three; Three times; Pertaining to/consisting of group of three; In threes; Group of three; For/shared by three persons; Combine in group of three; Threefold; Condition of being threefold; Make threefold; Three times as much; Multiplication by three; Increase threefold; Multiply by three; Divided into three; In/into three; Division into three; Divide into three; Third; Thirdly; That which is third; Four; Increase to four times as much; Five; Six; Seven; Seven times; Eight; Nine; Ten; More than one, plural; Plurally; Plurality; Make plural; Few; With small numbers, sparsely; Fewness; Make few; Many; Numerously; Great number, numerousness; Impossible to number; Be numerous; Make numerous; Hundred and over; Eleven to ninety-nine
    • 1P18 Mathematics (18 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to mathematics; Mathematically; Mathematics; In terms of (something); Mathematize; Calculate/solve; With respect to a modulus; Become zero; Pertaining to numerical arrangement; In numerical arrangement; Numerical arrangement; Converge; Manipulate set; Pertaining to tensor; As a vector; Tensor; Use vectors; Pertaining to notation/symbol; In manner requiring symbol to be paired; Mathematical notation/symbol; Indicate with figures; Pertaining to enumeration/calculation; In a countable manner; Enumeration/reckoning/calculation; Number/calculate/reckon; Of/pertaining to arithmetic; In an arithmetic manner; Arithmetic; Do arithmetic; Treat arithmetically; Algebraic; Algebraically; Algebra; Perform algebra; Expressing continuous repetition; Arithmetic/algebraic operations; Logarithmic; Logarithmetically; Logarithm; In manner of transformation; Transformation; Expressing relation in mapping; Be transformed; Transform; Of ratio/proportion; Ratio/proportion; Recur; Fractional; Fractionally; Fraction; Reduce fraction; Pertaining to calculus; Calculus; Vary continuously; Pertaining to geometry; In a geometrical manner; Geometry; Work by geometric methods; Form/represent geometrically; Pertaining to geometric space; In manner relating to dimension; Geometric space; Divide geometric space; Pertaining to points; At specific points; Point; Overlay a point; Of a line; Linearly; Line; Linearize; In manner of a curve; Curve; Interact; Make into a curve; Pertaining to angles; In an angular manner; Angle; Be opposite to a side; Pertaining to surfaces; With regard to surfaces; Surface; Touch; Shape/figure; Pertaining to a graph/diagram; By means of a graph; Graph/diagram; Consult a table; Create a graph; In a statistical manner; Collect/employ statistics; Pertaining to mathematical instruments; Mathematical instruments; Probability/statistics; Mathematical number/quantity
    • 1P19 Computing (19 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to computing; In terms of computing; Computing/information technology; Use computer(s); Hardware; Pertaining to secondary storage; Secondary storage; Use punch; Punch; Pertaining to peripherals; Allowing participation; Peripherals; Use keyboard; Computer; Linked in a network; Network; Software; Load system; Programming language; Pertaining to programs/code; Program/code; That can be executed; Programme execution; Run/execute; Data; Give access; Database; Data entry; Enter data
    • 1P20 Measurement (6 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to measurement; In a manner relating to quantification; Measurement; As determined by measuring; Take measurements; Measure
    • 1P21 Measurement of length (2 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Of measure: relating to one dimension; By linear measurement; Measurement of length; Measure (off) a length/distance
    • 1P22 Measurement of area (0 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Relating to surface measurement; Measurement of area
    • 1P23 Measurement of volume (2 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to measurement of volume; In a volumetric manner; Scientific measurement of volume; Ascertain the bulk of; Measure(s) of capacity; Amount defined by capacity
    • 1P24 Measuring instrument (2 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Measuring instrument
    • 1P25 Measurement of weight (15 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to weighing; Measurement by weighing; As determined by weighing; Ascertain weight; Ascertain the weight of; Equipment for weighing
    • 1P26 Quantity (0 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to/concerned with quantity; In respect of quantity; Quantity/amount; Amount to a quantity/amount
    • 1P27 Degree (3 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to/characterized by degree; In respect of degree; Degree/relative amount of a quality/action, etc.; At a degree/rate; Approximately (of amount); Approximate quantity/amount; Approximately (an amount); Approximate to (an amount)
    • 1P28 Greatness and intensity (48 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Great in quantity/amount/degree; In great quantities/amounts; Greatness of quantity/amount/degree; A great quantity/amount/degree; Great in degree; Greatly/very much; High/intense degree
    • 1P29 Sufficiency and abundance (15 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Sufficient; Sufficiently; Sufficient quantity/amount/degree; (In) sufficient amount/degree; Be sufficient; Be sufficient for; Abundant; Abundantly; Abundance; In abundance; Abound; Make abundant; Excessive/beyond normal amount/degree; Excessively/too much; Excessive amount/degree; Excessively; Be excessive; Do (something) to excess
    • 1P30 Increase in quantity (17 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Increasing in quantity/amount/degree; Increasingly; Increase in quantity/amount/degree; Expressing/involving addition; By way of addition/additionally; And in addition; Increase by addition; In addition; Add/make addition; Addition/supplementation
    • 1P31 Moderateness and smallness of quantity (20 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Moderate in/of quantity/amount/degree; To a moderate extent/degree; Moderateness of quantity/amount/degree; To a moderate extent; Moderate; Small (of quantity/amount/degree); In small quantity; Smallness of quantity/amount/degree
    • 1P32 Insufficiency (3 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Insufficient; Insufficiently; Insufficiency; Be insufficient
    • 1P33 Decrease in quantity (12 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Decreasing in quantity/amount/degree; Decreasingly; Decrease/reduction in quantity/amount/degree; Decrease in quantity/amount/degree; Reduce in quantity/amount/degree; Involving deduction/diminution; Deduction; With the deduction of; Deduct
    • 1P34 Wholeness (5 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Whole; Wholly/as a whole; Wholeness; As a whole; Constitute a whole; Form/make into a whole
    • 1P35 Completeness (8 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Complete; Completely; Completeness; Be complete; Make complete; All/the whole amount of; So as to affect the whole of; The whole/all; That is all/the whole; Simple/unmixed; In a simple/unmixed manner; State/quality of being simple/unmixed/uncompounded; Become simplified; Make simple
    • 1P36 Incompleteness (12 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Incomplete; Incompletely; Incompleteness; Incompletely/partly; Make incomplete; Pertaining to part rather than whole; With respect to a part; Part of whole; A member/part of; Be part of something; Be part of; Left/remaining; Remaining; That which is left/remainder; As for the rest; Remain/be left; Leave
    • 1P37 Part-whole relationships (55 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Of/pertaining to mutual arrangement of parts; With regard to structure; Mutual relation of parts to whole; Be composed of/consist of; Composite; In a composite manner; State of being composite; Form into a whole/unit; Incorporating/including; By way of inclusion; Incorporation/inclusion; Inclusion; Be incorporated/included; Incorporate/include; Assimilating/absorbing; By assimilation/absorption; Assimilation/absorption; Be assimilated/absorbed; Assimilate/absorb; Of/pertaining to combination; In a combined manner; Condition/state of being combined; Marking combination; Combined; Combine; Mixed/blended; In a mixed/blended manner; Condition/state of being mixed/blended; Become mixed/blended; Mix/blend; United; In a united manner; Condition/fact of uniting/being united; Unite; Unite to; Joined together; So as to be joined; Fact/action of being joined/joining; Be/become joined together; Join (together); Connected; In a connected manner; Fact/action of being connected/connecting; In connection with; Be/become connected; Connect; Attached/affixed; Expressing attachment; Attachment; Denoting attachment; Be/become attached/affixed; Attach/affix; Fastened; Fastening; Fasten; Bind/tie; A bond/tie/fastening; Securely fastened/fixed; So as to make/be made fast/secure; Condition of being fast bound/firmly fixed; Make fast; Separating; Separately; Separation; Apart/asunder; Separate/come/go apart; Separate; Pertaining to separation into constituents; By separation into constituents; Separation/breaking up into constituent parts; Into (small) pieces; Undergo separation into constituents; Separate into constituents; Dividing; In a dividing/divided manner; Action of dividing/divided condition; In/into divisions/parts; Divide; Cleaving/splitting; Cleave/split; Dividing by cutting; Division by cutting; Admit of being cut into sections; Divide by cutting; Detached/unattached; Separation/detachment; Become detached; Detach; Loosening/unfastening; Loosely; Be loosened/unfastened/undone; Loosen/unfasten/untie; Separation/detachment, loosening/unfastening; Binding/tying
  • 1Q The Supernatural (6 categories and 99 metaphorical connections)