|Definition:|| inability to perform as required, due to an internal state
Note 1 to entry: A fault of an item results from a failure, either of the item itself, or from a deficiency in an earlier stage of the life cycle, such as specification, design, manufacture or maintenance. See latent fault (192-04-08).
Note 2 to entry: Qualifiers, such as specification, design, manufacture, maintenance or misuse, may be used to indicate the cause of a fault.
Note 3 to entry: The type of fault may be associated with the type of associated failure, e.g. wear-out fault and wear-out failure.
Note 4 to entry: The adjective “faulty” designates an item having one or more faults.