# Lesson 2.4 Key Terms

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### Accuracy

the quality of nearness to the truth or the true value

### Component

an abstract part of something

### Decision Matrix

A tool for systematically ranking alternatives according to a set of criteria.

### Design Statement

A part of design brief that challenges the designer, describes what a design solution should do without describing how to solve the problem, and identifies the degree to which the solution must be executed.

### Hydraulics

mechanics of fluids

### Pneumatics

the branch of mechanics that deals with the mechanical properties of gases

### Solid Modeling

modeling that represents the volume of an object, not just its lines and surfaces. This allows for analysis of the object's mass properties.

### Assembly

the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)

### Consensus

general agreement

### Design Brief

A written plan that identifies a problem to be solved, its criteria, and its constraints.

### Designer

someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

### Marketing

the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service

### Problem Statement

A part of a design brief that clearly and concisely identifies a client's or target consumer's problem, need, or want.

### Target Consumer

A person or group for which product or service design efforts are intended.

### Assembly Drawing

A drawing that shows the various parts of an item when assembled.

### Constraint

Limiting something, or in 3D design programs making it defined

### Design Process

A systematic problem-solving strategy, with criteria and constraints, used to develop many possible solutions to solve a problem or satisfy human needs and wants and to winnow (narrow) down the possible solutions to one final choice.

### Fluid Power

Energy transmitted and controlled by means of a pressurized fluid, either liquid or gas. The term fluid power applies to both hydraulics and pneumatics.

### Multiview Drawing

Views of an object projected onto two or more orthographic planes.

### Purpose

what something is used for

### Team

a cooperative unit

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