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Collection of related documents that are designed, written, produced and maintained. [ ISO/IEC 9294 ]

Other Definitions

Documentation [ ISO/IEC 26514
Information that explains how to use a software product.
Documentation [ IEEE 829
  1. A collection of documents on a given subject.
  2. Any written or pictorial information describing, defining, specifying, reporting, or certifying activities, requirements, procedures, or results.
  3. The process of generating or revising a document.
  4. The management of documents, including identification, acquisition, processing, storage, and dissemination.


  • Printed manuals, on-screen information, and stand-alone online help. [ ISO/IEC 26514 ]


  • Documentation can be provided as separate documentation or as embedded documentation or both. [ ISO/IEC 26514 ]

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