intrinsic aspect

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role that an aspect plays in a relationship with a possessor and that is dependent on the aspect as well as on the possessing object

Note 1 to entry: Typically the name as well as the definition of an intrinsic aspect’ includes the kind of physical object that possesses the aspect. It may also be that the aspect is possessed by a part of the assembly that is denoted as the possessor. Possessed aspect is a synonym of intrinsic aspect.

EXAMPLE  1:‘Pipe diameter’ is an intrinsic aspect that is defined as a diameter that is by definition possessed by a pipe.

EXAMPLE  2:‘Shaft length’ is an intrinsic aspect that is defined as a length that is by definition possessed by a shaft. ‘Motor power’ may be recorded as an intrinsic aspect of a car, although the power is an aspect that is possessed by a motor, which is a part of a car.[1]

1 Online Browsing Platform (OBP) [WWW Document], n.d. URL https://www.iso.org/obp/ui#search (accessed 4.10.21).

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