# Category:Constraint Formalism

From CIMI

**Definition: **
**Reference Definition:** A formal specification used for describing constraints on the Underlying Reference Model. The Constraint Formalism is used to express clinical information models (i.e. archetypes). (**MOH Holdings)**
**Also known as:** Constraint Model
**Also known as:** Constraint Modelling Formalism
**Also known as:** Archetype Object Model

example: Archetype Definition Language
**Component of:** Information Model

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