Diagramming Conventions

Relationship Names

Where a relationship between classes is named in a diagram, the name applies to the class to which it is nearest.

An example of a relationship name in diagrams is given below:

UML Diagramming Convention showing the Class of  PATIENT and the Class of LEGAL STATUS and the Relationship that exists between these two classes. A LEGAL STATUS

In the example above, the class definition for LEGAL STATUS will contain the following relationship information:


K must be recorded for one and only one PATIENT