Definitions[edit | edit source]

Software[edit | edit source]

Correctness is

the degree to which software is free from faults in its specification, design and coding. The degree to which software, documentation and other items meet specified requirements. The degree to which software, documentation and other items meet user needs and expectations, whether specified or not.[1]

Systems[edit | edit source]

[t]he degree to which a system or component is free from faults in its specification, design, and implementation.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology 8 (Aug. 1995) (full-text).
  2. California Technology Agency, Enterprise Architecture Glossary 3 (Apr. 2011) (full-text).
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