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The Glossary for Quality Management +++ Popular Articles: 'Audit', 'Assessment', 'Approvement'

Deutsch: Prüfer / Español: Evaluador / Português: Avaliador / Français: Évaluateur / Italiano: Valutatore

In the quality management context, an assessor refers to a professional who evaluates the conformity and effectiveness of an organization's quality management system (QMS) against specified quality standards. Assessors are critical in ensuring that organizations meet or exceed the quality standards required by industry regulations, certifications, or customer expectations. They play a key role in the audit process, whether for internal audits conducted by the organization itself or for external audits carried out by third-party certification bodies.

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

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.

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.

Deutsch: Säure / Español: Acido / Português: Acido / Français: Acide / Italiano: Acido

Acid refers to a chemical solution with an pH less than 7.
ACID is a term in the database context.

Deutsch: Acrylnitril-Butadien / Español: Acrilonitrilo-butadieno / Português: Acrilonitrila-butadieno / Français: Acrylonitrile-butadiène / Italiano: Acrilonitrile-butadiene

Acrylonitrile-butadiene, commonly referred to as Nitrile rubber (NBR), is a synthetic rubber copolymer composed of acrylonitrile and butadiene. In the quality management context, the focus on acrylonitrile-butadiene primarily involves ensuring the quality and consistency of this material in various applications. Nitrile rubber is known for its excellent resistance to oil, fuel, and other chemicals, making it an essential material in the automotive, aerospace, and oil industries, among others. Quality management for acrylonitrile-butadiene involves setting standards for its production, assessing its chemical and physical properties, and ensuring it meets specific requirements for its intended use.

In the context of quality management, "Addition" does not refer to a specific term or concept directly related to the field. However, interpreting "addition" broadly within quality management could involve the integration or inclusion of new processes, systems, principles, or standards aimed at improving overall quality outcomes. This could encompass several aspects: