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architecture

Definition(s):

  Fundamental concepts or properties of a system in its environment embodied in its elements, relationships, and in the principles of its design and evolution.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 Vol. 1 under architecture (system) from ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010

  A highly structured specification of an acceptable approach within a framework for solving a specific problem. An architecture contains descriptions of all the components of a selected, acceptable solution while allowing certain details of specific components to be variable to satisfy related constraints (e.g., costs, local environment, user acceptability).
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-25B under Architecture from FIPS 201-2
FIPS 201 [version unknown] under Architecture

  A set of related physical and logical representations (i.e., views) of a system or a solution. The architecture conveys information about system/solution elements, interconnections, relationships, and behavior at different levels of abstractions and with different scopes. Refer to security architecture.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 Vol. 1

  A highly structured specification of an acceptable approach within a framework for solving a specific problem. An architecture contains descriptions of all the components of a selected, acceptable solution, while allowing certain details of specific components to be variable to satisfy related constraints (e.g., costs, local environment, user acceptability).
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-26B under Architecture from FIPS 201-2

  The design of the network of the hotel environment and the components that are used to construct it.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-27B under Architecture

  the design of the network of the hotel environment and the components that are used to construct it
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-27C under Architecture

  complying with the principles that drive the system design; i.e., guidelines on the placement and implementation of specific security services within various distributed computing environments.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A [Withdrawn]