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  • Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

    1. The specified minimum performance that must be achieved by a good or service to ensure the entity that the good or service will perform as per the specifications or scope of work. 2. A predetermined quality level that has been deemed acceptable, generally used in the manufacturing of material items. Example: AQL of 1% defective rate is acceptable for this item. See also: Acceptance Sampling (Acceptance Testing).



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