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collection of system resources that (a) forms a physical or logical part of the system, (b) has specified functions and interfaces, and (c) is treated (e.g., by policies or specifications) as existing independently of other parts of the system.


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: component; 
Plural: components; 



Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - component

Required associations

Optional associations

exactly one asset has part a number of components
a number of components participates in a number of interoperability