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concepts of which the specified
concept is a
subtype. Includes the
supertype parents and the
supertype parents of each
supertype parent and so on recursively until the
root concept is reached.
The figure below shows an example hierarchy in which
concept "T" has ten supertype ancestors A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, and M).
Figure 1: Hierarchy Illustration - Subtype ancestors
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