functional design


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functional design

[′fəŋk·shən·əl di′zīn]
(computer science)
A level of the design process in which subtasks are specified and the relationships among them defined, so that the total collection of subsystems performs the entire task of the system.
(systems engineering)
The aspect of system design concerned with the system's objectives and functions, rather than its specific components.
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