Concept help - Property
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.
<cite> ISO/IEC 11179-3 Section 188.8.131.52</cite>
Property is a class each instance of which models a property (3.2.100), a quality common to all members of an object class (3.2.88). A property may be any feature that humans naturally use to distinguish one individual object from another. It is the human perception of a single quality of an object class in the real world. It is conceptual and thus has no particular associated means of representation by which the property can be communicated.
A Property may have a data_element_concept_property association (184.108.40.206) with zero or more Data_Element_Concepts (220.127.116.11).
Tips for creating Properties
- 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.
Fields available on this metadata type
|Name||The primary name used for human identification purposes.|
|Definition||Representation of a concept by a descriptive statement which serves to differentiate it from related concepts. (3.2.39)|
|Version||Unique version identifier of this metadata item.|
|References||Significant documents that contributed to the development of the metadata item which were not the direct source for the metadata content.|
|Origin||The source (e.g. document, project, discipline or model) for the item (18.104.22.168.3.5)|
|Comments||Descriptive comments about the metadata item (22.214.171.124.3.4)|
|Deleted||The date after which the item has been soft deleted and is no longer visible in the registry|
Quality common to all members of an Object Class ISO/IEC 11179 - Clause 3.2.100