Digital Thread
CIMdata : PLM Glossary
The communication framework that allows a connected data flow and integrated view of an asset’s data (i.e., its Digital Twin) throughout its lifecycle across traditionally siloed functional perspectives.
See Also:
Authoritative Technical Data
Alternate Definitions:

DAU - An extensible, configurable and component enterprise-level analytical framework that seamlessly expedites the controlled interplay of authoritative technical data, software, information, and knowledge in the enterprise data-information-knowledge systems, based on the Digital System Model template, to inform decision makers throughout a system's life cycle by providing the capability to access, integrate and transform disparate data into actionable information.

MBE Maturity Index - The linkages of data from authoritative sources that interconnects a digital enterprise.