ArchiMate® 3.0

Relationship

Stereotype Description Layer Aspect
Access
The access relationship models the ability of behavior and active structure elements to observe or act upon passive structure elements.
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Dependency Relationships
Aggregation
The aggregation relationship indicates that an element groups a number of other elements.
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Structural Relationships
Assignment
The assignment relationship expresses the allocation of responsibility, performance of behavior, or execution.
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Structural Relationships
Association
An association models an unspecified relationship, or one that is not represented by another ArchiMate relationship.
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Other Relationships
Composition
The composition relationship indicates that an element consists of one or more other elements.
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Structural Relationships
Flow
The flow relationship represents transfer from one element to another.
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Dynamic Relationships
Influence
The influence relationship models that an element affects the implementation or achievement of some motivation element.
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Dependency Relationships
Junction
A junction is used to connect relationships of the same type.
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Other Relationships
Realization
The realization relationship indicates that an entity plays a critical role in the creation, achievement, sustenance, or operation of a more abstract entity.
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Structural Relationships
Serving
The serving relationship models that an element provides its functionality to another element.
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Dependency Relationships
Specialization
The specialization relationship indicates that an element is a particular kind of another element.
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Other Relationships
Triggering
The triggering relationship describes a temporal or causal relationship between elements.
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Dynamic Relationships