A Constraint is a Requirement that explicitly and intentionally tries to directly restrict any System or Process.

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Concept Number: *218
English Master: Condition
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none


A key property of a Constraint is that a penalty or loss of some kind applies if the Constraint is not respected.

Constraints include limitations on the Engineering Process, a System‚ÄĚs operation, or its lifecycle.

A Constraint is "something that restricts" -The American Heritage Dictionary (Dell).


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Requirement Class, Parameter.

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Created by system. Last Modification: Monday 17 of October, 2016 16:19:55 CEST by Admin (Kai).