Where used: Composition Model

Part Specification

Read First: Object, Object Type, Relation
Read Next: Object Part Specification, Relation Part Specification, 

An object type does not have any actual parts because it is not
instantiated, so the meta-model must have an entity to pull together all
the requirements on the actual part to prepare for the instantiation.
Here are some things that need to be recorded at the type level:

    1) Each part is of a certain type. 

           For example, the parts of an Engine could be objects types
           such as Engine Block, Piston, and Crankshaft.  This is
           modelled using hasPartType/isPartTypeFor.

     2) Parts may be connected in certain ways.

           For example, an engine in a car powers the wheels.  See
           Relation Part Specification.

     3) Each kind of part may have more than one instance in the
        instantiated composite.

           For example, a car may have four wheels.  See

This information is recorded by the various meta-entities and relations
as referenced above.


Attributes: None

Operations: None