testing, functional

What is testing, functional?

testing, functional meaning (IEEE) (1) Testing that ignores the internal mechanism or structure of a system or component and focuses on the outputs generated in response to selected inputs and execution conditions. (2) Testing conducted to evaluate the compliance of a system or component with specified functional requirements and corresponding predicted results. Syn: black-box testing, input/output driven testing. Contrast with testing, structural.

 

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

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