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Concept help - Property

A definition of an attribute common to all members of a set defined by an Object Class
Quality common to all members of an Object Class ISO/IEC 11179 - Clause 3.2.100

A property is a characteristic of an object class of interest. For example, the object class Person can have characteristics such as sex and date of birth. These characteristics are referred to as properties.

The union of a specific property with a specific Object Class creates a Data Element Concept. The above mentioned examples create the data element concepts Person—sex and Person—date of birth.

Creation Tips

Tips for creating
Properties are specific attributes from things we wish to collect information about. Good names for properties are short, descriptive nouns.
  • Be generic: A property should apply to all members of an Object Class
  • Properties are unitless: They should be describe some aspect of a thing, without prescribing how that aspect is measured. For example, height is an attribute of all people regardless of how it is measured.