quality audit



  • A formal, independent examination with intent to verify conformance with the acceptance criteria. An audit does not include surveillance or inspection for the purpose of process control or product acceptance.


  • A systematic and usually independent examination which determines the level of quality of a given product or process. Such an audit may also verify compliance with established parameters or standards. A quality audit may be followed by recommendations for improvement. Its abbreviation is QA.
  • acronymQA