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VALUE
The content of an instance of a quality, resource, or variable.

VALUE DOMAIN
The set of permissible values, expressed either as an enumeration or as a description.

VARIABLE
A temporary memory or parameter information typically used in programs, stylesheets, and queries.

VIEW
Views result from projectingmodels from viewpoints, through perspectives. Note that views are not restricted to static visuals as they can also be hyper-linked, animated (2D, 3D, n-D), and multimedia. See also Viewing.

VIEWING
Viewing is an analytical (sensory-based for humans) process used to consider resources. Note that "viewing" is not restricted to static visuals as it can also be hyper-linked, animated (2D, 3D, n-D), and multimedia -based. See also model, and View.

VIEWPOINT
In modeling, viewpoints are context-aware extraction queries that determine "what" modeled resources are to be viewed. Viewpoints define points of view, that are set in or around a model universe (e.g. space, time), and from which models are considered and projected through a perspectives, to produce views that support and address stakeholder (e.g. modeler) concerns. Viewpoints are key resources that define the first step in the modelingprojectionpipeline, selecting resources to be transformed through perspectives, onto views. Viewpoints are typically defined with unlimited granularity, within the model space and universe.

VIRTUAL
A powerful processing concept in DNAOS environments that applies to

  • virtualprofilesandapplicationresourcesand that allows them to be made available as asecuredwhole, even if in reality they existdistributedin various formats, databases, and locations
  • interactive and streamingmultimediacontents, as in virtual worlds, environments, and realities.
  • server abstraction and management in a distributed server farm environment; for example, mainframes can be used to virtualize application servers.

VULNERABILITY
An existing resource weakness.