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Business[edit | edit source]

A component is "[a]n element or part of a business process."[1]

Computing[edit | edit source]

A component is

[a] single resource with defined characteristics. The component concept is used in defining precise specifications for testing the validity of various resources. These components are also defined by their relationship to other components.[2]
individual elements of computing and communications systems that have specific interfaces and functions. They include hardware and software.[3]

Department of Homeland Security[edit | edit source]

See DHS Component.

Electronics[edit | edit source]

See Electronic component.

Medical device[edit | edit source]

A component is "any raw material, substance, piece, part, software, firmware, labeling, or assembly which is intended to be included as part of the finished, packaged, and labeled device."[4]

Procurement[edit | edit source]

A component is "any item supplied to the Federal Government as part of an end item or of another component."[5]

Software[edit | edit source]

A component is

a unit of software composition that has a coherent function, and a standard calling interface and behavior.[6]

Technology[edit | edit source]

A component is

an assembly, or part thereof, that is essential to the operation of some larger assembly and is an immediate subdivision of the assembly to which it belongs.[7]
[m]odular, deployable, and replaceable part of a system that encapsulates implementation and exposes a set of interfaces.[8]

Components are "individual elements of computing and communications systems that have specific interfaces and functions. They include hardware and software."[9]

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