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[SOURCE: ISO/IEC 15939:2007, modified – “entity” has been replaced by “object” in the definition.].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