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functional decomposition[′fəŋk·shən·əl dē‚käm·pə′zish·ən]
The partitioning of a large-scale control system into a nested set of generic control functions, namely the regulatory or direct control function, the optimizing control function, the adaptive control function, and the self-organizing function.
functional decompositionBreaking down a process into non-redundant operations. In structured programming, it provides a hierarchical breakdown of the program into the individual operations, or routines, that are required. See normalization.
|Functional Decomposition of a Program|
|This example is ultra simplistic, but shows the hierarchical breakdown of the program into its constituent components.|