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In software engineering, Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs (ARID) is a method to evaluate software architectures that combines aspects from ATAM and SAAM in a more tactical level.

ARID Process

References

Clements, Kazman, and Klein. Evaluating Software Architecture: Methods and Case Studies. Addison Wesley, 2002. ISBN 020170482-X

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Etymology

Ultimately from the Latin term āridus (dry, arid, parched), confer it's synonymous contracted form ardus. Originally from the verb āreo (I am dry, I am parched), akin to ārdeō (I'm on fire, I burn).

Pronunciation

Adjective

arid (comparative arider or more arid, superlative aridest or most arid)

Positive
arid

Comparative
arider or more arid

Superlative
aridest or most arid

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  1. Very dry.
  2. Describing a very dry climate. Typically defined as less than 25 cm or 10 inches of rainfall annually.
  3. Devoid of value.

Quotations

  • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 37
    Such occupations might have seemed arid to those who did not possess the intellect to appreciate their subtleties.

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Simple English

An arid environment has a high deficit of rainfall or snow. So there is much less humidity added during the year than would be necessary for the demand for evaporation and transpiration. This is mostly due to the high temperatures and few storms that bring rainfall. Regions are classified as arid if their aridity index falls between 0.05 and 0.20.

Most deserts are semi-arid, arid or hyperarid, with the exception of Antarctica.



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