| detrimental change in ability to meet requirements |
SEE: degraded state (192-02-25).
Note 1 to entry: Degradation may occur with storage or use, brought about by internal processes or effects of the environment.
Note 2 to entry: Degradation beyond specified limits may constitute a degraded state or failure.
Note 3 to entry: In a system context, degradation may also be caused by failures within the system.