| subject being considered
Note 1 to entry: The item may be an individual part, component, device, functional unit, equipment, subsystem, or system.
Note 2 to entry: The item may consist of hardware, software, people or any combination thereof.
Note 3 to entry: The item is often comprised of elements that may each be individually considered. See sub item (192-01-02) and indenture level (192-01-05).
Note 4 to entry: IEC 60050-191:1990 (now withdrawn; replaced by IEC 60050-192:2015) identified the term “entity” as an English synonym, which is not true for all applications.
Note 5 to entry: The definition for item in IEC 60050-191:1990 (now withdrawn; replaced by IEC 60050-192:2015) is a description rather than a definition. This new definition provides meaningful substitution throughout this document. The words of the former definition form new note 1.