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Any 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



  • Ancestor