expected number defective

expected number defective

the average number of defective products which a firm expects to obtain from taking a number of samples. If the actual number of defectives from a sample is higher than expected, the production process involved will be investigated to determine the cause of the problem. See QUALITY CONTROL.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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