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# near (Near)

The relation of common sense adjacency. Note that, if an object is Near another object, then the objects are not connected.

SUMO / QUALITIES

## Class(es)

 positional attribute

near

## Coordinate term(s)

above  adjacent  below  horizontal  left  on  right  vertical

## Related WordNet synsets

proximity, propinquity
the property of being close together

nearness, closeness
the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance; "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action"

near, close
not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call"

nearby
not far away in relative terms; "she works nearby"; "the planets orbiting nearby are Venus and Mars"
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## Axioms (4)

If meet is an instance of meeting and meet is an agent of agent1 and meet is an agent of agent2, then agent1 is near to agent2 the time of existence of meet.
```(=>
(and
(instance ?MEET Meeting)
(agent ?MEET ?AGENT1)
(agent ?MEET ?AGENT2))
(holdsDuring
(WhenFn ?MEET)
(orientation ?AGENT1 ?AGENT2 Near)))```

If obj1 is adjacent to obj2, then obj1 is near to obj2 or obj1 is connected to obj2.
```(=>
(or
(orientation ?OBJ1 ?OBJ2 Near)
(connected ?OBJ1 ?OBJ2)))```

If obj1 is near to obj2, then obj1 is not connected to obj2.
```(=>
(orientation ?OBJ1 ?OBJ2 Near)
(not
(connected ?OBJ1 ?OBJ2)))```

If obj1 is near to obj2, then obj2 is near to obj1.
```(=>
(orientation ?OBJ1 ?OBJ2 Near)
(orientation ?OBJ2 ?OBJ1 Near))```