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UML for Mere Mortals® by Eric J. Naiburg, Robert A. Maksimchuk

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What Is a Diagram?

Diagram:

  1. A plan, sketch, drawing, or outline designed to demonstrate or explain how something works or to clarify the relationship between the parts of a whole.

  2. Mathematics. A graphic representation of an algebraic or geometric relationship.

  3. A chart or graph. [DICT1]

For our purposes in this book, a diagram is the layout and visualization of different modeling element0s as described within the UML. Each UML diagram is used for a specific purpose, typically to visualize a certain aspect of your system (summarized next). Each diagram uses specific UML symbols to achieve its purpose.

What Diagrams Are in the UML?

The UML contains two different basic diagram types: structure diagrams and behavior diagrams. Structure diagrams depict ...

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