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Special Causes - definitions

Special Causes - Causes of variation that arise because of special circumstances. They are not an inherent part of a process. Special causes are also referred to as assignable causes. Also see "common cause."

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Source: American Society for Quality, 22 October 2010 10:57:32, External

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Special cause - A source of unacceptable variation or defect that comes from outside the process or system.

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Source: Larry English, External , 10-Feb-2009 12:46

Special Cause - A source of Quality_ failure that lies outside the Process, and so is intermittent, unpredictable, unstable; sometimes called an Assignable Cause.

See also Special Cause Variation, Common Cause, Common Cause Variation.

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Source: iSixSigma, 24 February 2011 10:56:58, External

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