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sub·type

 (sŭb′tīp′)
n.
A group forming a type within a larger type.

subtype

(ˈsʌbˌtaɪp)
n
a secondary or subordinate type or genre, esp a specific one considered as falling under a general classification
subtypical adj

sub•type

(ˈsʌbˌtaɪp)

n.
1. a subordinate type.
2. a special type included within a more general type.
[1860–65]
Translations

subtype

[ˈsʌbtaɪp] N (Bio) → subtipo m

subtype

nUnterart f
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Prof van Oosterhout, also from UEA's School of Environmental Sciences, said: "Each supertype protects the host against a specific group of parasites, and these supertypes were common across populations, and species, irrespective of the location.
In addition, every supertype is "determined by aspect, mood, or tense" (178).
The implementation can be a single table collapsing all states together and containing all possible attributes,or the implementation might occur as a table one-for-one for each subtype with the supertype related columns repeated inside each one of the subtype tables.
For example, syllables can be classified according to the type hierarchy (16) in Figure 19, in which the unadorned syllable label a represents the supertype, the union of all possible syllable types.
The Measurement and Observation Pattern [8], is applied using a new type Observation that acts as a supertype to a measurement and a qualitative observation.
We can see from the definitions of x that its type must be a supertype of both I and J, and further from the two uses, it must be a subtype of both SI and SJ.
ENTITY SETUP_LINE_DEF SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF (SETUP_LINE_STATIC_DEE, SETUP_LINE_DYNAMIC_DEF))
Subtyping is necessary when clarity is required about the data (and to some respect, the behavior) of the Supertype entity.
In fact, it only paraphrases a common constraint on subtyping, namely that the extension of a supertype is totally covered by the extensions of its subtypes, thus rendering the supertype a mere abstraction.
For example, in Orion the type of an instance variable can only be replaced by a supertype in the type hierarchy.