trace dependency (stereotype of Abstraction)

An abstraction dependency that indicates a historical development process or other extra-model relationship between two elements that represent the same concept without specific rules for deriving one from the other. This is the least specific kind of dependency, and it has minimal semantics. It is mostly of use as a reminder for human thought during development. It is intended to permit traceability of requirements across development.

See abstraction, dependency, model.

Semantics

A trace is a variety of dependency that indicates a connection between two elements that represent the same concept at different levels of meaning. It does not represent semantics within a model. Rather, it represents connections ...

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