A System of mutually adapted parts working together as a Means by which a particular effect is produced.
Concept Number: *527
English Master: Mechanism
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none
::Providing the service is WHY a System does a Function
- The function is WHAT the Function does
- A mechanism is HOW the System does a Function ("Means")
- A Process is (part of) HOW the mechanism does a Function ("activity").
<- Don Mills, NZ, 2002::
This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.