Notes are supplementary statements that follow a CPC class, subclass, main group, or subgroup title. Instruction in a “Note” is applied only to the CPC place where it appears, including all its hierarchically lower places. For example, a note after a class title applies to the entire class. A note after a subclass title applies only to the subclass, a note after a main group applies only to the main group, etc. Notes may be used to explain the scope, define terminology, or indicate specific classification rules.