An error or flaw in a
process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a
shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a
pleading that may lead to its dismissal.
A flaw or error that should have been noticed by a reasonably
observant individual. Also known as a patent defect.
An error or flaw introduced, or not detected, during the design
of the process or product.
Pertaining to a contract or a pleading, an error or flaw of such
gravity that it may invalidate the document in question.
An error or flaw in a product, introduced during the
manufacturing rather than the design phase.
The failure either to inform users of the appropriate way to use
a product so as to avoid harm, or to disclose an error or flaw in a product
that may cause harm to a user.