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use for which a product, process or service is intended according to the specifications, instructions and information provided by the manufacturer


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: intended use; 
Synonym: intended purpose; 
Plural: intended uses; 


Note 1 to entry: The intended medical indication, patient population, part of the body or type of tissue interacted with, user profile, use environment, and operating principle are typical elements of the intended use.


Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - intended use

Required associations

one or more intended uses is defined by exactly one manufacturer
a number of products has one or more intended uses
exactly one quality measures alignment with exactly one intended use
a number of effectiveness quantifies ability to meet one or more intended uses

Optional associations


intended use


intended use