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The Glossary for Quality Management +++ Popular Articles: 'Assessment', 'Automation', 'Accuracy'

Deutsch: Abkürzung / Español: Abreviatura / Português: Abreviação / Français: Abréviation / Italiano: Abbreviazione /

An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened word (or phrase). The abbreviation is mostly created with from the shortend word.

Deutsch: Abrieb / Español: abrasión / Português: abrasão / Français: abrasion / Italiano: abrasione

Abrasion in the quality management context refers to the process of scraping or wearing away the surface of a material due to friction or mechanical action. It is a critical factor to consider in quality management as it affects the durability, performance, and longevity of products.

Deutsch: Absorption / Español: Absorción / Português: Absorção / Français: Absorption / Italiano: Assorbimento

Absorption in the quality management context typically refers to the process by which a material takes in another substance, such as a liquid, gas, or other material, through permeation or diffusion. This can affect the quality, functionality, and durability of products, making it a critical factor to manage in various industries.

Deutsch: Akzeptanz / Português: Resignação / Français: Acceptation
Acceptance in human psychology is a person's assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it, protest, or exit.

Deutsch: Unfall / Español: Accidente / Português: Acidente / Français: Accident / Italiano: Incidente

In the context of quality management, an accident refers to an unplanned event that results in injury to individuals or damage to property and can adversely affect the production process, service delivery, or product quality. Managing accidents within a quality management system (QMS) involves implementing safety measures, accident prevention strategies, and procedures for responding to and investigating accidents to mitigate their impact and prevent recurrence.

Deutsch: Übereinstimmung / Español: Conformidad / Português: Conformidade / Français: Conformité / Italiano: Conformità

Accordance in the context of quality management refers to the state or condition of being in agreement or conformity with established quality standards, specifications, or criteria. It signifies that a product, service, process, or system meets the defined requirements and expectations set forth by regulatory bodies, industry standards, or internal organizational policies.

English: Accreditation / Deutsch: Akkreditierung / Español: Acreditación / Português: Acreditação / Français: Accréditation / Italiano: Accreditamento /

In the context of quality management, Accreditation refers to the formal recognition by an authoritative body that an organization is competent to perform specific processes, activities, or tasks in a reliable, credible, and accurate manner. This recognition typically comes after a thorough evaluation against predefined standards. Accreditation is often used to assess the competence of various types of organizations, including testing and calibration laboratories, certification bodies, inspection bodies, and medical facilities.

Deutsch: Präzision / Español: Precisión y exactitud / Português: Exatidão / Français: Calcul d'incertitude / Italiano: Precisione

In the context of quality management, "accuracy" refers to the degree of conformity or correctness of a measurement, calculation, or data in relation to the true or intended value. It is a measure of how close a result or measurement is to the actual value or target. Accuracy is a critical aspect of quality management as it ensures that products, processes, and data meet the required standards and specifications.