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In the quality management context, "radiation" refers to the emission and transmission of energy in the form of electromagnetic waves or particles. It is a phenomenon that can have significant implications for quality management, particularly in industries where radiation sources or processes are present. Understanding and managing radiation is crucial to ensure the safety and compliance of products, processes, and environments.

Deutsch: Realität / Español: Realidad / Português: Realidade / Français: Réalité / Italiano: Realtà

In the quality management context, "Reality" refers to the actual conditions, outcomes, and performance levels of products or services as experienced by customers or measured during quality evaluations. It encompasses the tangible aspects of quality, contrasting with theoretical models or expectations. Understanding reality in quality management is crucial for accurately assessing the effectiveness of quality systems, identifying gaps between expected and actual performance, and implementing practical improvements.

In the context of quality management, a recipient refers to an individual, group, or organization that receives the output or benefits from a quality management system (QMS) or process. This can include customers who receive products or services, employees who benefit from improved working conditions, or other stakeholders such as suppliers and partners who are involved in or affected by the quality management practices of an organization.

Recording is the process of capturing data or translating information to a recording format stored on some storage medium, which is often referred to as a record or, especially if an auditory or visual medium, a recording.

Deutsch: Referenz / Español: Referencia / Italiano: Reference

In the quality management context, a reference is a standard or benchmark used for comparison and evaluation. References are used to determine if a product, process,, or service meets specified requirements or standards.

Deutsch: Register / Español: Registro / Português: Registo / Français: Registre / Italiano: Registro
Register or registration may refer to a device for recording cash transactions and storing cash or a set of documents and certifications.

Regulation in the quality management context refers to rules, guidelines, or standards established by governing bodies, organizations, or authorities to govern and control various aspects of an industry, activity, or process. Regulations are designed to ensure safety, compliance, and quality in the delivery of products or services. They often specify requirements, procedures, and limitations that organizations must adhere to, with the goal of protecting consumers, the environment, and public health.

Regulator in the quality management context refers to an entity, organization, or system responsible for monitoring, controlling, and ensuring compliance with established quality standards and regulations within a specific industry or sector. These regulatory bodies play a crucial role in maintaining product safety, efficacy, and quality, as well as protecting the interests of consumers and the public. Regulators set guidelines, conduct inspections, and enforce standards to uphold quality and safety in various sectors.