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Tolerances (Engineering) (Qvt)

Definition
The defined limits of allowable (acceptable) departure from the true value of a measured quantity. Also, the limiting value(s) placed on a quality characteristic to define its absolute conformance boundaries such that nothing is permitted outside the boundaries. A distinction between tolerance limits and specification limits is that tolerance limits apply to process control and specification limits to statistical acceptance. Or, limits that define the conformance boundaries for a manufacturing, service, or construction operation. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Use For
Damage tolerance
Broader Term
Equipment characteristics (Qv)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Defects (Qvd)
Mechanical failure (Qvf)
Mechanical loads (Qvm)
Performance (Qvp)
Reliability (Qvr)
Maintainability (Qvs)
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Specifications (Xxs)