I'm looking for a word which describes obtaining a certain property due to being part of a larger whole.
- a dinner set has a property "color". An instance of a dinner set could be white. Automatically, a dish, part of the dinner set, obtains this property. It has a white color, too.
- a sweater has a property "material". An instance of a sweater could be woolen. Automatically, a sleeve, part of the sweater, obtains this property. It has (been made of) material which is woolen, too.
- a people has a property "nationality". An instance of a people could be the English. Automatically, a person, part of the people, obtains this property. He has the English nationality, too.
How would you describe the implicit obtainment of these properties?
The closest I could think of was "inheritance".