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Implement (also implementation) is the

process of translating a design into hardware components, software components, or both.[1]
act of putting a procedure or course of action into effect to support goals or achieve objectives.[2]
[t]he publication of directives, instructions, regulations, and related documents that define responsibilities and authorities and establish the internal management processes necessary to implement the policies or procedures of a higher authority.[3]


  1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology 15 (Aug. 1995) (full-text).
  2. DHS Risk Lexicon, at 18.
  3. Defense Acquisition University, Glossary, at B-82 (13th ed. Nov. 2009) (full-text).

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