Software Defect Definition

Software Defect Definition


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In the world of software development, ensuring the quality of a product is paramount.

One of the challenges that developers face is dealing with software defects. These defects can have a significant impact on the functionality, performance, and usability of the software

Types of Software Defect Definitions


Any deviation from expectations based on requirements specifications, design documents, user documentation, standards, etc., or the opinions or experiences of others

Error (Mistake)

A human action that produces an incorrect result.


Defects in a component or system that may cause the component or system to fail to perform its required function If errors occur during execution, component or system failure may result.


Actual deviation of a component or system from expected delivery, performance or results.

Defect/fault masking

A situation in which one error prevents the discovery of another error