from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A system for ensuring the maintenance of proper standards in manufactured goods, especially by periodic random inspection of the product.
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- n. A control, such as inspection or testing, introduced into an industrial or business process to ensure quality.
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- n. maintenance of standards of quality of manufactured goods
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