Definition of System
Definition Last Updated 17-Dec-2015 12:51
A system is a collection of physical entities, which may be individually referred to as resources or components of the system, having specific attributes (including both physical characteristics and behaviours) that, working together in a defined context, deliver a specific set of .
The name of a system is a reference to the complete working set of components. Membership of a system is non-exclusive: a resource or component may belong to more than one system simultaneously.
The physicality of systems does not exclude software, applications etc.; these are included as behaviours of systems arising from compliance with behavioural specifications, i.e. code, applications etc. do not have independent functional existence.