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

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dependency

A relationship between two elements in which a change to one element (the supplier) may affect or supply information needed by the other element (the client). This is a term of convenience that groups together several different kinds of modeling relationships.

See relationship (Table 14-3) for a full chart of UML relationships.

Table 14-3. UML Relationships
KindVarietyNotation Keyword or Symbol
abstractionderivationdependency«derive»
manifestationdependency«manifest»
realizationrealization
refinementdependency«refine»
trace dependencydependency ...

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