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Association, Relationship

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Association, Relationsip - definition(s)

Relationship - The manner in which two entity or object types are associated with each other. Relationships may be one to one, one to many, or many to many, as determined by the meaning of the participating entities and by business rules. Synonymous with association. Relationships can express cardinality (the number of occurrences of one entity related to an occurrence of the second entity) and/or optionality (whether an occurrence of one entity is a requirement given an occurrence of the second entity).

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Source: Larry English, IAIDQ, External, 11-Jan-2009 14:37

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