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 The Gellish dictionary contains terms as well as synonyms, abbreviations,​ codes, etc. for names of concepts as well as for names of kinds of relationships. Each term and each alias is defined to belong to the vocabulary of a natural language and within that to a **language community** such as a discipline, a standard or a particular organization. A special '​language'​ is called '​international',​ being reserved for terms that are used internationally,​ such as units of measure, chemical formulas, codes, etc. Users can define their own terminology as aliases that are preferred terms for their organization. In the latter case the organization should be specified as the '​language community'​ where the term has its base. \\ The Gellish dictionary contains terms as well as synonyms, abbreviations,​ codes, etc. for names of concepts as well as for names of kinds of relationships. Each term and each alias is defined to belong to the vocabulary of a natural language and within that to a **language community** such as a discipline, a standard or a particular organization. A special '​language'​ is called '​international',​ being reserved for terms that are used internationally,​ such as units of measure, chemical formulas, codes, etc. Users can define their own terminology as aliases that are preferred terms for their organization. In the latter case the organization should be specified as the '​language community'​ where the term has its base. \\
 Kinds of relations have names, but are usually denoted by natural language **phrases**,​ such as the phrases in the column 'name of kind of relation'​ in Table 3. Note that the phrases have a particular reading direction, which means that the left hand and the right hand object have different roles in the relation. In order to make expressions in which the left and right hand objects are switched, Gellish also defined **inverse phrases**. Whether a phrase or an inverse phrase is used (with switched related objects) has no impact on the meaning of an expression. Phrases and inverse phrases are aliases for the names of kinds of relations ​ Kinds of relations have names, but are usually denoted by natural language **phrases**,​ such as the phrases in the column 'name of kind of relation'​ in Table 3. Note that the phrases have a particular reading direction, which means that the left hand and the right hand object have different roles in the relation. In order to make expressions in which the left and right hand objects are switched, Gellish also defined **inverse phrases**. Whether a phrase or an inverse phrase is used (with switched related objects) has no impact on the meaning of an expression. Phrases and inverse phrases are aliases for the names of kinds of relations ​
-The way in which the synonym phrases are defined for the relation types in the Gellish dictionary is illustrated on row 5 in Table 3. Row 6 of Table 3 shows an example of the definition of an inverse phrase for denoting the kind of relation with the name .\\ +The way in which the synonym phrases are defined for the relation types in the Gellish dictionary is illustrated on row 5 in Table 3. Row 6 of Table 3 shows an example of the definition of an inverse phrase for denoting the kind of relation with the name assembly relation.\\ 
-Translations can be defined in the same way as aliases, but for the definition of bulk translations,​ the Gellish Expression format allows for additional columns ​with special IDs that are reserved ​for terms in a specified ​language.+Translations can be defined in the same way as aliases, but for the definition of bulk translations,​ the Gellish Expression format allows for additional columns that are dedicated ​for terms in a particular ​language. Such columns have column IDs that are the UIDs of those languages.
  
  
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