Figure 10.

Resolution Granularity Perspective. A particular quantitative scale dependent resolution of object aggregate with fiat object part granularity perspective. Each resolution perspective is defined in reference to a combination of a proper countable parthood relation with a is-representation-of relation and the defining properties of all subtypes of 'object aggregate' or 'object aggregate with fiat object part' that belong to the same compositional object aggregate of object granularity perspective or the same spatial fiat object part of object granularity perspective respectively (depicted is the resolution perspective of cell aggregate with ECM, a particular resolution of object aggregate with fiat object part granularity perspective). Each resolution granularity perspective contains only two levels: a lower level, to which subtypes of 'object cluster' or 'object cluster with portion of substance' (e.g., 'cell cluster with portion of ECM') belong that represent countable representations of the corresponding subtypes of 'object aggregate' or 'object aggregate with fiat object part' (e.g., 'cell aggregate with ECM') respectively, and a higher level, to which subtypes of 'portion of substance' or 'portion of granular mixture of substance X and Y' (e.g., 'portion of tissue') belong that represent the non-countable representations of the same object aggregate or object aggregate with fiat object part. ECM: extracellular matrix.

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