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Functional Meta Data (abstraction type)

Most services provide a range of functionality. The functional meta data abstraction type represents all of the data that describes what a service is capable of doing.

Generally, some level of functional meta data is published in order to make service functionality accessible to outside service consumers.

However, only a subset of a service's functionality may actually be published and expressed via its service contract. These are the functions most commonly referred to as the service capabilities.

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This is one of four abstraction meta types. The other three types are:

  • Quality of Service Information
  • Technology Information
  • Programmatic Logic Information

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