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import Term from '../src/components/Term'

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title: Pattern: Mental Models (Scope: essifLabTerminology)
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<!--A %%pattern%% capture a set of %%concepts:concept%%, relations between them, and rules or constraints that (instances) thereof comply with. As such, it is a concise and possibly formal description of a coherent set of ideas, a mental model if you will, that can be used to facilitate one's thinking about/with these concepts.
This file documents a pattern called `<NewPattern>` within the scope of `<ExistingScope>`.
Before completing this template, please change every instance of 
- `<ExistingScope>` into a text that refers to the %%scope%% within which the %%pattern%% is to be defiend;
- `<NewPattern>` into the name that will be used within `<ExistingScope>` to refer to that %%concept%%.
Then, provide contents for the sections as you wish. You MUST provide contents for the sections 'Scope' and 'Criteria'-->

## Scope
<!--REQUIRED--Short text (label, abbreviation) used to refer to the %%scope%% within which the %%concept%% is defined. The default is essifLab.-->
essifLab

## Purpose
<!--Concisely describe what can you do with the pattern that is (at least) harder if you didn't have it.-->
This pattern captures the foundational concepts and relations that we need for creating, maintaining and using  vocabularies (terminologies) that groups of people can use for the specific purposes they pursue. Alternatively, we need these concepts to allow people to use 'decentralized vocabularies' that %%parties:party%% may create, maintain and use in a self-sovereign fashion - which means that each of them decides for itself what terms to use in what meaning, yet be able to communicate with other such %%parties:party%% in such a way that a correct understanding of what the other means, can more or less be guaranteed.

## Introduction
<!--Gently introduce the pattern, by referring to real-world situations and using colloquial terms, so that when someone has read the text, (s)he knows what it is about, and is ready to delve into the specifics of the pattern-->
TL;DR: .

A concept is an idea that is applied to all objects in a group. It is the way people see and understand something. The name used to identify a concept (the concept's label) is a "term". For example, the word "Dog" is the term to identify the concept of what a dog is. Everything that a person knows about a dog is the concept of the term dog.

Different terms can be used to identify the same concept. Car and Automobile are synonyms for the same concept. Different languages have different terms for the same concept. This is what makes translation possible. The terms may be different in each language, but the concept is the same. The concept of jumping is the same to a person from England and a person from Italy, but one person uses the term "Jump" to mean the concept and the other person uses "Salto".

## Notations
<!--This (optional) section specifies the notations that are used, or refers to such a specification.-->

## <!-- any number of other sections, as is fit for describing the pattern -->
<!--text as appropriate for such a section -->

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## Footnotes

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## Meta
<!--This (optional) section specifies attributes that are needed for generating/adapting other documents, such as glossaries, concept-files, etc.-->

Popuptext = <!--This (optional) text specifies what is shown whenever a person hovers over a reference to this term.-->