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In software, a feature has several definitions.Cite error: The opening
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers defines the term feature in IEEE 829 as "A distinguishing characteristic of a software item (e.g., performance, portability, or functionality)." 
A piece of software is said to be feature-rich when it has many options and functional capabilities available to the user. Progressive disclosure is a technique applied to reduce the potential confusion caused by displaying a wealth of features at once.
- Feature-oriented programming
- Product family engineering
- Software design
- Software testing
- Application lifecycle management
- IEEE Std. 829-1998
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