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Resource
  • Anything used or consumed while performing a function. The categories of resources are time, information, objects (information containers), or processors (the ability to use information). Specific examples are CPU time; terminal connect time; amount of directly addressable memory; disk space; number of I/O requests per minute, etc. (CSC-STD-001-83;)
  • In an ADP system, any function, device, or data collection that may be allocated to users or programs. (FIPS PUB 39;)