3.1 Acceptability criteria
A limit or limits placed upon the degree of nonconformance permitted in material expressed in definitive operational terms.
3.2 Acceptable quality level (AQL)
The maximum percentage or proportion of variant units in a lot or batch that, for the purpose of acceptance sampling, can be considered satisfactory as a process average.
The act of an unauthorized representative of the Government by which the Government, for itself or as agent of another, assumes ownership of existing and identified supplies tendered, or approves specific services rendered, as partial or complete performance of the contract on the part of the contractor.
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The purpose of this document is to promote the common use of words and phrases pertaining to quality and related programs, thus improving the clarity in communications.
This document provides a standardized interpretation of quality assurance terms and definitions to be applied throughout the determination of product quality.
The terms and definitions contained herein shall be used in specifications, standards, drawings, technical manuals. contracts, quality control, inspection, quality, assurance audits, and related documents, and in engineering evaluation reports.