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Relationships, or attributes, are represented using a rectangle with rounded ends and a double line border, as shown below:

Figure 4.2-1: Attribute element


A rounded rectangle with a single border is permitted in informal contexts (e.g., diagramming during a whiteboard discussion).

 "Is A" Arrows

"Is a" (subtype) relationships are highlighted by using an open-headed arrow as shown below:


Figure 4.2-2: "Is a" element


The rounded rectangle specified in section 4.2 is omitted when representing "Is a" relationships, and the arrow head always points to the parent (super-type) concept.



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