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"An object A belongs to a group G by a degree R. R represents the degree of ...... of A to G."

What word can I use to replace the dots? Can I use "belongingness"? "Inclusion"?

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    Yes, "inclusion". Why not? – Centaurus Aug 5 '16 at 1:08
  • I don't know why I feel it is awkward to use "inclusion" here. However I'm not a native English speaker, so I wanted to check. Is there another word that can be used in this context? – eepgmja Aug 5 '16 at 1:14
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Inclusion

3 : a relation between two classes that exists when all members of the first are also members of the second Merriam Webster

e.g.

"An object A belongs to a group G by a degree R. R represents the degree of inclusion of A in G."

Yes inclusion works in the more specialised sense of the word above.

Another possibility is association.

a connection or relationship between things or people

e.g.

Merriam Webster

"An object A belongs to a group G by a degree R. R represents the degree of association of A to G."

  • Thank you for your answer. The suggestion of the word "association" is excellent. Another question, which preposition to use with "inclusion"? Is it "... inclusion of A to G." or "... inclusion of A in G."? – eepgmja Aug 5 '16 at 1:32
  • @eepgmja Good question, 'in' makes more sense. I've edited the response and your sample sentence to show this. – Gary Aug 5 '16 at 9:50

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