Object code. (NIST) A code expressed in machine language ["1"s and "0"s] which is normally an output of a given translation process that is ready to be executed by a computer. Syn: machine code. Contrast with source code. See: object program.
Object Modeling DISA/CIM: The objective of object modeling is to understand and describe an environment in terms of its objects while embracing the concepts of abstraction, encapsulation, modularity, hierarchy, typing, concurrence and persistence.
Object Oriented (Development) DISA/CIM: An approach to developing software where every component represents an object in the real world, its attributes, and its possible actions; objects can be grouped in classes to facilitate attribute and action assignments.
Object oriented design. (IEEE) A software development technique in which a system or component is expressed in terms of objects and connections between those objects.
object oriented language. (IEEE) A programming language that allows the user to express a program in terms of objects and messages between those objects. Examples include C + +, Smalltalk and LOGO.
Object oriented programming. A technology for writing programs that are made up of self sufficient modules that contain all of the information needed to manipulate a given data structure. The modules are created in class hierarchies so that the code or methods of a class can be passed to other modules. New object modules can be easily created by inheriting the characteristics of existing classes. See: object, object oriented design.
Object program. (IEEE) A computer program that is the output of an assembler or compiler.
Object. In object oriented programming, A self contained module [encapsulation] of and the programs [services] that manipulate [process] that data.
Objective Evidence Used in quality audits, objective evidence is information which can be proven true, based on facts obtained through observation, measurement, test or other means.
Octal. The base 3 number system. Digits are 0,1,2,3,4,5,6, & 7.
OJT On the Job Training
ONE SIDED ALTERNATIVE The value of a parameter which has an upper bound or a lower bound, but not both.
Ongoing Process Capability Ongoing Process Capability is a long term measure of statistical process control or process performance. It differs from preliminary process capability by utilizing data from a longer time period so as to include all common causes of variation, in particular, those common causes that may result in process shifts affecting a number of sample intervals. Systematic or repetitive patterns of special cause may also be included if the underlying reasons for these special causes are understood. The time required for ongoing capability evaluation depend on the time required for the sources of variation to vary throughout their full ranges, but will typically be three to six months.
On-line. (IEEE) Pertaining to a system or mode of operation in which input data enter the computer directly from the point of origin or output data are transmitted directly to the point where they are used. For example, an airline reservation system. Contrast with batch. See: conversational, interactive, real time.
OOBE Out Of Box Experience
OOP. object oriented programming.
Operating system. (ISO) Software that controls the execution of programs, and that provides services such as resource allocation. scheduling, input/output control, and data management. Usually, operating systems are predominantly software. but partial or complete hardware implementations are possible.
Operation and maintenance phase. (IEEE) The period of time in the software life cycle during which a software product is employed in its operational environment, monitored for satisfactory performance, and modified as necessary to correct problems or to respond to changing requirements.
Operation exception. (IEEE) An exception that occurs when a program encounters an invalid operation code.
Operational Definition A description in quantifiable terms of what to measure and the steps to follow to consistently measure it.
ORDINAL Ordered categories (ranking) with no information about distance between each category, i.e., rank ordering of several measurements of an output parameter
ORDINATE The vertical axis of a graph.
Organization Diagnostics The process of identifying organization problems with individuals, processes, procedures, technology, culture, etc.
Organization The condition or manner or being organized.
Organize To arrange by systematic planning.
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OTM One Time Measure
OTOH On The Other Hand
OTP Outline Test Plan
Outcome the degree to which output meets the needs and expectations of the customer
OUTPUTS Products or services provided to others; the result of a process