Def Needed: System vs Application

Subject: Def Needed: System vs Application
From: Phil Hellerman <Phil -dot- Hellerman -at- MCI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 14:59:51 -0500

I am developing documentation for software that plans network capacity
for a telecom application. The software performs a variety of functions.
Evidently (just getting started documenting) developers coded each
function individually.

Do I have a system or an application? If I have a system, then I can
easily refer to each function as a sub-system. This sounds and reads
well but is incorrect in its usage. I would use the term application
(shich is correct) in place of system but what do I call the functions;
sub-applications, functions?

The definitions at
confirm my understanding of system and applications.

Any Help is appreciated.

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