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Definitions[]

Application[]

Validation is

[c]onfirmation, through the provision of objective evidence, that the requirements for a specific intended use of application have been fulfilled.[1]

Data[]

Validation is

an effort to ensure that data are free of systematic error or bias and that what is intended to be measured is actually measured.[2]
[t]he process of making sure that data is correct and useful when checked against a set of data validation rules. These might include rules for package or file structure or specific file format profiles.[3]

Development[]

Validation is

the process of evaluating a system or component during or at the end of the development process to determine whether it satisfies specified requirements.[4]

Validation involves multiple phases of testing, including a combination of testing of individual components (unit testing), testing of entire systems (integration or systems testing), and in some cases, testing of a string of interdependent systems, including those outside of the organization (end-to-end testing).

EDI[]

Validation means to check to see whether a document is the correct type for a particular EDI system, as agreed among the trading partners, in order to determine whether the document is going to or coming from an authorized EDI user.

Systems[]

Validation is

the set of activities ensuring and gaining confidence that a system is able to accomplish its intended use, goals, and objectives (i.e., meet stakeholder requirements) in the intended operational environment.[5]
[t]he process of determining that an object or process is acceptable according to a pre-defined set of tests and the results of those tests.[6]

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