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Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual, The, Second Edition by Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson, James Rumbaugh

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connector

The connection of two structured parts within a structured classifier or a collaboration; a specification of a contextual association that applies only in a certain context, such as the objects within a classifier or objects satisfying a collaboration.

See also association, collaboration, component, delegation connector, structured classifier.

Semantics

A connector is a contextual association that is meaningful and defined only in the context described by a structured classifier or a collaboration. It is a relationship that is part of the context but not an inherent relationship in other situations. Connectors are the key structural part of collaborations. They permit the descriptions of contextual relationships. They often represent ...

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