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The action of a given component within a system.
The specific elements that make up a given system.
The process of analyzing a system as a collection of smaller sub-systems and components.
The "ingredients" put through a system to be transformed into "product" (outputs).
The influences of behavior of system components on each other.
The "product" created from the impact of a system on "ingredients" (inputs).
The set of relationships between components and their behaviors within a system.
A system which serves as a component of a larger system.
A set of components whose behaviors affect one another causing a sequence of related events leading towards an outcome (transformation of inputs into outputs).