Property or characteristic of an object that can be distinguished quantitatively or qualitatively by human or automated means.

[SOURCE: ISO/IEC 15939:2007, modified – “entity” has been replaced by “object” in the definition.].

Source: ISO/IEC 27000:2014, Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems — Overview and vocabulary, Third Edition, January 2014. Global Standards


Inherent characteristic of a person.

EXAMPLE Visual acuity; sensitivity to others; openness.

Source: ISO/IEC TS 17027:2014, Conformity assessment – Vocabulary related to competence of persons used for certification of persons, Global Standards

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