| confirmation, through the provision of objective evidence, that the requirements for a specific intended use or application have been fulfilled
Note 1 to entry: The term “validated” is used to designate the corresponding status.
Note 2 to entry: The use conditions for validation can be real or simulated.
Note 3 to entry: In design and development, validation concerns the process of examining an item to determine conformity with user needs.
Note 4 to entry: Validation is normally performed during the final stage of development, under defined operating conditions, although it may also be performed in earlier stages.
Note 5 to entry: Multiple validations may be carried out if there are different intended uses.