This concept enumeration represents a value that can be applied to the concept.definitionStatusId field. This is used to indicate whether the current set of relationships applied to a concept are sufficient to define it relative to its supertypes. Table E.2-1 shows the current set of values for this concept enumeration.
Concept | Comment |
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The set of defining relationships applied to the concept are asserted to fully define the concept. Any concept or expression for which all these defining relationships are true is either equivalent to or subsumed by this concept. Any concept or expression for which any of these defining relationships is not true is neither equivalent to nor subsumed by this concept. | |
The set of defining relationships applied to the concept are asserted to be incompletely define the concept. The concept is currently considered to be primitive. A concept or expression for which all these defining relationships are true may be equivalent to or subsumed by this concept. However, it is not possible to compute this from the definition - because the missing element in the definition may or may not apply to the other concept or expression. Any concept or expression for which any of these defining relationships is not true is neither equivalent to nor subsumed by this concept. |
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