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QAA terms explained 

This glossary explains terms that are frequently used in our work and publications.

Click on the appropriate letter(s) to find your required explanation. Where more detailed information is available this is indicated by hyperlinks. 

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If you require formal 'operational' definitions please refer to our sections on assuring standards and quality and types of review.

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