equivalence class partitioning

What is equivalence class partitioning?

equivalence class partitioning meaning (Myers) Partitioning the input domain of a program into a finite number of classes [sets], to identify a minimal set of well selected test cases to represent these classes. There are two types of input equivalence classes, valid and invalid. See: testing, functional.


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