Select the definition type for the new definition.

Tips & Tricks

Noun and verb should be the last resort definition type used. 

Ask the following questions:
Can I.... 

  1. examine this?
  2. interview this?
  3. observe this?
  4. test this?

If you answered yes to any of these questions the term is a UCF element.
If you answered no to all of these questions the term is either a noun or a verb.

Below is a table of the elements that correspond to each question.

Question Element

Record Category

Record Example
Data Contents

Asset (physical)

Asset Component (physical)

Interview Role

Organizational Task

Triggering Event
Test Asset
Configurable Item

Configuration Setting

Asset Component

For a full listing of Definition Types check out our FAQ article Term Designators and Element Types.