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definition-Means

Definition:

The devices by which Ends are reached

Alternative Names

Concept Number: *047
English Master: Means
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms:
Design-Idea (*047), see “Idea” (*086).
Design (noun) (*047) A design is a “specified, consciously selected, means” to reach defined “ends”.
Solution (*047)
Strategy. (*047)
Process-Improvement-Suggestion (*088)
Architecture (noun) (*192). The highest Level of design.
Means-Objectives (*215): Objectives , which if attained, serve to help us reach Strategic-Objectives.

Detailing

Rationale: very general and short word which captures the notion in a general way, without necessitating a more-detailed term (like Architecture or design). Well understood word by most people.


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Type

Stakeholder value, Goal specification Concept

Domain: problem solving. Including Engineering, Architecture, strategic Planning.


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Notes

1. Means can include any Means whatsoever, which arguably contribute to reaching defined end state objectives. In particular they can include “Means-Objectives” (*215), not just Strategies, Design-Ideas).

“Perfection of Means,
And
Confusion of ends,
Seems to characterize our age”

Albert Einstein
Http://albert.bu.edu


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[…] [Means-Tag]

(Keyed-Icon , square brackets symbolizing the rectangle, contains Means tag, underlined).


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Ends: {Goals Objectives, Aims, Targets, Values}: The purpose of using the “means”.


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Created by system. Last Modification: Thursday 11 of July, 2019 18:56:17 CEST by Admin (Kai).
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