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Definition

series of all phases in the life of a product or system, from the initial conception to final decommissioning and disposal

 

This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: life cycle; 
Plural: life cycles; 

Notes

Examples

Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - life cycle

Required associations

exactly one product has exactly one life cycle

Optional associations

a number of systems has a number of life cycles

Generalisations

life cycle

Specialisations

life cycle