A Meaning represents the knowledge or expertise present in, or the interpretation given to, a core element in a particular context.

A Meaning represents the interpretation of an element of the architecture. It is a description that expresses the intent of that element; i.e., how it informs the external user.

A Meaning can be associated with any core element. To denote that a Meaning is specific to a particular Stakeholder, this Stakeholder can also be associated to the Meaning.

The name of a Meaning should preferably be a noun or noun phrase.

Category: Motivation Extension

Examples: Policy explanation, Insurance Policy notification.

Source: Archi - The Free ArchiMate Modelling Tool - Hint for the model element.


Alongside the breadcrumbs for this item which shows its "ancestry" in concept space, the Child items tab lists its descendants, and the Siblings items tab the concepts that exist under the item's "parent item".