Class: snap:Disposition

Definition: A realizable entity that essentially causes a specific process or transformation in the object in which it inheres, under specific circumstances and in conjunction with the laws of nature. A general formula for dispositions is: X (object) has the disposition D to (transform, initiate a process) R under conditions C.
Examples: the disposition of vegetables to decay when not refrigerated, the disposition of a vase to brake if dropped, the disposition of blood to coagulate, the disposition of a patient with a weakened immune system to contract disease, the disposition of metal to conduct electricity.

•owl:Thing
        •bfo:Entity
                •snap:Continuant
                        •snap:DependentContinuant
                                •snap:RealizableEntity
                                        •snap:Disposition

Super Classes

snap:RealizableEntity

Disjoint Classes

snap:Function, snap:Role

Usage

Class Description/Definition (Necessary Conditions)

snap:RealizableEntity
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