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Class UML 2.4.1::Generalization


A generalization is a taxonomic relationship between a more general classifier and a more specific classifier. Each instance of the specific classifier is also an indirect instance of the general classifier. Thus, the specific classifier inherits the features of the more general classifier.A generalization relates a specific classifier to a more general classifier, and is owned by the specific classifier.

Direct Superclasses: DirectedRelationship

Direct Subclasses:

Class Precedence List: Generalization, DirectedRelationship, Relationship, Element


general : Classifier (1 1); -- source Generalization

References the general classifier in the Generalization relationship.

generalizationSet : GeneralizationSet (0 *); -- source Generalization
isSubstitutable : Boolean (0 1); -- source Generalization

Indicates whether the specific classifier can be used wherever the general classifier can be used. If true, the execution traces of the specific classifier will be a superset of the execution traces of the general classifier.
Default value: TRUE

specific : Classifier (1 1); -- source Generalization
source : Element (1 *); -- source DirectedRelationship

Specifies the sources of the DirectedRelationship.
Derived union with sources: (specific)
Subsets: Relationship.relatedElement

target : Element (1 *); -- source DirectedRelationship
relatedElement : Element (1 *); -- source Relationship
ownedComment : Comment (0 *); -- source Element
ownedElement : Element (0 *); -- source Element
owner : Element (0 1); -- source Element


Signature: CMOF_14_3_14() : Boolean;
Description: 14.3 [14] Generalization::isSubstitutable must be true
Expression: isSubstitutable = true

Signature: generalization_same_classifier() : Boolean;
Description: Every Generalization associated with a given GeneralizationSet must have the same general Classifier. That is, all Generalizations for a particular GeneralizationSet must have the same superclass.
Expression: true


No additional operations.

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