(Noun) The fundamental concepts or properties of a system in its environment embodied in its elements, relationships, and in the principles of its design and evolution.
(Noun) The embodiment of concept, and the allocation of physical/informational function (process) to elements of form (objects) and definition of structural interfaces among the objects.
Description: This is in a System Engineering context.
Original Source: Systems Architecture: Strategy and Product Development for Complex Systems, Edward Crawley, Bruce Cameron, and Daniel Selva, 2016, published by Pearson Education Limited
(Noun) The structure of components, their inter-relationships, and the principles and guidelines governing their design and evolution over time.
Original Source: TOGAF® Standard, 10th Edition | Doc. No. C220