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systems analysis

noun
1.
the evaluation of an activity to identify its desired objectives and determine procedures for efficiently attaining them.
2.
Computers. the methodical study of the data-processing needs of a business or department, together with recommendations for specific hardware and software installations.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
Related forms
systems analyst, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for systems analysis

systems analysis

noun
1.
the analysis of the requirements of a task and the expression of those requirements in a form that permits the assembly of computer hardware and software to perform the task
Derived Forms
systems analyst, noun
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systems analysis in Technology

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Study of the design, specification, feasibility, cost, and implementation of a computer system for business. What a systems analyst does.
(1997-04-25)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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