interaction diagram

A generic term that applies to several types of diagrams that emphasize object interactions. These include communication diagrams and sequence diagrams. Closely related are activity diagrams.

More specialized variants include timing diagrams and interaction overview diagrams.

See also collaboration, interaction.


A pattern of interaction among objects is shown on an interaction diagram. Interaction diagrams come in various forms all based on the same underlying information but each emphasizing one view of it: sequence diagrams, communication diagrams, and interaction overview diagrams.

A sequence diagram shows an interaction arranged in time sequence. In particular, it shows the objects participating in the interaction ...

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