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The temporal scope and completeness of a Release Format 2 file or set of files.

Table 2. SNOMED CT Release Types

 

Release Type

Description

Full

The files representing each type of component contain every version of every component ever released.

Snapshot

The files representing each type of component contain one version of every component released up to the time of the snapshot. The version of each component contained in a snapshot is the most recent version of that component at the time of the snapshot.

Delta

The files representing each type of component contain only component versions created since the previous release. Each component version in a delta release represents either a new component or a change to an existing component.


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