Commitment

Commitment

[kuh-mit-muhnt]

Commitment means to duty or pledge to something or someone, and can refer to:

  • Personal commitment, interaction dominated by obligations. These obligations may be mutual, or self-imposed, or explicitly stated, or may not. Distinction is often made between commitment as a member of an organisation (such as a sporting team, a religion, or as an employee), and a personal commitment, which is often a pledge or promise to ones' self for personal growth.
  • Brand commitment refers to the strength of the relationship between consumers (or customers) and a particular brand (or service).
  • Involuntary commitment, the practice of using legal means or forms to commit a person to a mental hospital, insane asylum or psychiatric ward against the will or over the protests of that person.
  • Ontological commitment, belief in an ontology in philosophy
  • Organizational commitment can mean something pledged by an organization as opposed to its members
  • Commitment (computer science) - the concept of commitment is studied in several branches of computer science around the notion of something pledged.

*Physical commitment is information pledged about physical systems (that are situated at a particular place and time).
*Social commitment, in a multi-agent system a directed obligation from one agent to another about to being about a certain state of affairs or to perform certain actions
*Commitment scheme, in cryptography
*Commit (data management), to make changes permanent in data management. For example, COMMIT is a statement in SQL. The opposite is to rollback (data management).

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