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Definition

combination of interacting elements organized to achieve one or more stated purposes

 

This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: system; 
Plural: systems; 

Notes

Examples

Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - system

Required associations

exactly one implementation implements exactly one system
exactly one system has part exactly one sociotechnical ecosystem
exactly one system owner owns one or more systems
a number of users uses one or more systems

Optional associations

a number of systems has part a number of cloud services
a number of systems has a number of life cycles
a number of systems participates in a number of interoperability
a number of reasonably foreseeable misuses applies to a number of systems

Generalisations

    asset
system

Specialisations

system
    health IT system
    sociotechnical ecosystem