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  • Classification of Defects

    The process of arranging defects in classes or groupings in accordance with a specific system (e.g., by severity of defect, such as major, critical, or minor).
  • Defect

    An imperfection or shortcoming, especially one that renders a good unable to be used for the ordinary purposes pursuant to the warranty for which it is sold and used. See also: Latent Defect.
  • Defects-Per-Hundred Units

    1. The number of defects found in any quantity of a product, divided by the total number of units, then multiplied by one hundred. 2. The average number of defects per hundred.
  • Immaterial Defect

    A tangential flaw having no material body or form that may be corrected without prejudice to other bidders (e.g., the submission of two copies of a catalog when three copies were requested).
  • Latent Defect

    A defect that is not detectable by initial customary or reasonable inspection upon delivery. See also: Defect.
  • Lot Tolerance Percent Defective (LTPD)

    The percentage of defective items that a customer is willing to accept.
  • Material Defects

    Defects that are a matter of substance that affect price or quality and do not conform to the solicitation requirements.
  • Patent Defect

    A defect that is obvious or easily found by a reasonable inspection.
  • Zero Defects Standard

    A quality management philosophy that promotes an environment in which perfection is strived for in all actions, while conducting process improvement actions to eliminate any and all gaps in conformance to requirements.
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