boundary value analysis

What is boundary value analysis?

boundary value analysis meaning (NBS) A selection technique in which test data are chosen to lie along “boundaries” of the input domain [or output range] classes, data structures, procedure parameters, etc. Choices often include maximum, minimum, and trivial values or parameters. This technique is often called stress testing. See: testing, boundary value.


reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)