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IEVref:192-03-01ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: failure, <of an item>
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Definition: loss of ability to perform as required

Note 1 to entry: A failure of an item is an event that results in a fault of that item: see "fault" (IEV 192-04-01).

Note 2 to entry: Qualifiers, such as catastrophic, critical, major, minor, marginal and insignificant, can be used to categorize failures according to the severity of consequences, the choice and definitions of severity criteria depending upon the field of application.

Note 3 to entry: Qualifiers, such as misuse, mishandling and weakness, can be used to categorize failures according to the cause of failure.


Publication date:2015-02
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Internal notes:2016-10-20: Editorial corrections: "" added around "fault"; prefix "IEV " added to reference; "may" corrected to "can" (x2). JGO
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