system life cycle

What is system life cycle?

system life cycle meaning The course of developmental changes through which a system passes from its conception to the termination of its use; e.g., the phases and activities associated with the analysis, acquisition, design, development, test, integration, operation, maintenance, and modification of a system. See: software life cycle.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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