Superclass

n.

Pronunciation

/ˌsupərˈklæs/

Definition

A subset of products from different categories additionally mapped to a secondary category.

A Superclass of items is typically derived from attribute values from one or more categories. The superclass will likely live in its own category, specific to particular attribute values. For instance, a “Gluten Free” superclass may exist in its own category in a grocery store’s PIM; gluten free items exist in many category nodes, but the superclass for such items can be derived from gluten free values assigned to items throughout hierarchy.

Category

Hierarchy

Related Terms

Subset, Subclass

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