"A sign that relates the signification of one sign to that of another" (R.L. ACKOFF & F.E. EMERY, 1972, p.175).
According to ACKOFF and EMERY, a relator may attribute a property to a pair that cannot be attributed to either member taken separately. It also may introduce comparisons, either qualitative or quantitative.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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