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Class UML 2.3::Dependency

Description:

A dependency is a relationship that signifies that a single or a set of model elements requires other model elements for their specification or implementation. This means that the complete semantics of the depending elements is either semantically or structurally dependent on the definition of the supplier element(s).

Direct Superclasses: PackageableElement, DirectedRelationship

Direct Subclasses: Usage, Deployment, Abstraction

Class Precedence List: Dependency, PackageableElement, ParameterableElement, NamedElement, DirectedRelationship, Relationship, Element

Properties:

client : NamedElement (1 *); -- source Dependency

The element(s) dependent on the supplier element(s). In some cases (such as a Trace Abstraction) the assignment of direction (that is, the designation of the client element) is at the discretion of the modeler, and is a stipulation.
Subsets: DirectedRelationship.source
Opposite: NamedElement.clientDependency

supplier : NamedElement (1 *); -- source Dependency
visibility : VisibilityKind (1 1); -- source PackageableElement
owningTemplateParameter : TemplateParameter (0 1); -- source ParameterableElement
templateParameter : TemplateParameter (0 1); -- source ParameterableElement
clientDependency : Dependency (0 *); -- source NamedElement
name : String (0 1); -- source NamedElement
nameExpression : StringExpression (0 1); -- source NamedElement
namespace : Namespace (0 1); -- source NamedElement
qualifiedName : String (0 1); -- source NamedElement
source : Element (1 *); -- source DirectedRelationship
target : Element (1 *); -- source DirectedRelationship
relatedElement : Element (1 *); -- source Relationship
ownedComment : Comment (0 *); -- source Element
ownedElement : Element (0 *); -- source Element
owner : Element (0 1); -- source Element

Constraints:

No additional constraints.

Operations:

No additional operations.



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