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The Glossary for Quality Management +++ Popular Articles: 'Vocabulary', 'Varnish', 'Variation'

Deutsch: Vakuum / Español: Vacío / Português: Vácuo / Français: Vide / Italiano: Vuoto

Vacuum in the quality management context refers to a state or condition characterized by the absence of contaminants, impurities, or unwanted substances. It represents a clean and controlled environment, typically achieved by removing air and creating a space with minimal pressure. The term "vacuum" plays a significant role in quality management, particularly in industries where cleanliness and contamination control are crucial, such as manufacturing, electronics, and healthcare.

Deutsch: Validierung / Español: Validación / Português: Validação / Français: Validation / Italiano: Validazione

Validation in the quality management context refers to the process of confirming that a product, service, process, or system meets the intended specifications and requirements and fulfills its intended purpose. This is a critical component of quality management, as it provides objective evidence that the quality specifications and customer expectations are consistently met. Validation activities are essential across various phases of product development, production, and service delivery, ensuring that outputs are fit for their intended use.

Deutsch: Gültigkeit / Español: Validez / Português: Validade / Français: Validité / Italiano: Validità

Validity in the quality management context refers to the extent to which a process, system, tool, or method accurately measures or achieves what it is designed to do. It is a measure of the effectiveness and appropriateness of quality management practices and procedures in meeting set objectives, such as compliance with quality standards, customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement. Validity ensures that the quality metrics, methods of evaluation, and data collection techniques used in quality management systems (QMS) are suitable for their intended purpose and produce reliable and relevant results.

Deutsch: Dampfphase / Español: Fase de vapor / Português: Fase de vapor / Français: Phase vapeur / Italiano: Fase di vapore

Vapour phase refers to the state of matter where a substance exists as a gas. In the context of quality management, the vapour phase is crucial for processes involving the heating, drying, or treatment of materials, where control over vapour conditions ensures product quality and consistency.

Deutsch: Variabilität / Español: Variabilidad / Português: Variabilidade / Français: Variabilité / Italiano: Variabilità /

Variability in the context of quality management refers to the extent of deviation, fluctuation, or change in processes, products, or services within an organization. It is a critical aspect of quality control and assurance, as understanding and managing variability is essential to ensuring consistency and reliability in the delivery of products or services. Variability can occur in many forms, such as product specifications, production processes, and customer expectations. Managing and reducing variability is a fundamental goal in quality management to improve product or service quality and customer satisfaction.

Deutsch: Variation / Español: Variación / Português: Variação / Français: Variation / Italiano: Variazione

Variation in the context of quality management refers to the changes or fluctuations in the characteristics of a product or process that can affect its quality. This variability can stem from various sources, including material properties, manufacturing conditions, environmental factors, and human factors.

Deutsch: Lackschicht / Español: Barniz / Português: Verniz / Français: Vernis / Italiano: Vernice /

Varnish is a clear transparent hard protective coating or film. It is not a stain. It usually has a yellowish shade from the manufacturing process and materials used, but it may also be pigmented as desired, and is sold commercially in various shades.

Deutsch: Überprüfung / Español: Verificación / Português: Verificação / Français: Vérification / Italiano: Verifica /

Français: Vérification
Verification and validation, in engineering or quality management systems, it is the act of reviewing, inspecting or testing, in order to establish and document that a product, service or system meets regulatory or technical standards.