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Acceptable Quality Level

The maximum number of defects a product can have to be deemed acceptable to sell to wholesalers or retailers. The acceptable quality level is important in the quality control of a product, especially when it is mass-produced.

acceptable quality level (AQL)

an agreed standard for error-free products. AQLs are often denoted as a percentage, the lower the percentage agreed for errors then the fewer defects allowed in the final product. AQLs are typically applied also to the supply of raw material and components and penalty clauses are incorporated into supply contracts to minimize defective inputs. See ACCEPTANCE SAMPLING, QUALITY CONTROL.
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Before I formed aql in 1998, I was a lecturer at Leeds University and one of my specialisms was thermodynamics - the study of the flow of heat.
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NNA - Druze Sheikh Aql, Naeem Hassan, on Tuesday upped calls for a unified international approach to the means of facing terrorism and extremism worldwide.
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The workers refused to form the delegation because they have previously met with the ministry and only received empty promises from officials, according to Wael Aql, president of the Workers Union.
His early research on the epistemological origins of Arab thought resulted in his major work, a trilogy: Naqd Al Aql Al Arabi (Critique of Arab Reason), published in Beirut in 1982, 1986, and 1989.