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Failure - definitions

Failure - The inability of an item, product or service to perform required functions on demand due to one or more defects.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 22 September 2010 09:08:16, External

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Failure - an event when a process or machinery is not able to perform scheduled operations to specification. Failures are two types - catastrophic (random - without warning) failures and wear-out (slow degradation) failures. Failures can be attributed to operating a process outside its performance parameters, product / process variability and lack of proper maintenance.

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Source: The Quality Portal, 07 April 2011 07:56:20, External

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