Technical terms of quality management: U
Union internationale des télécommunications. See International Telecommunication Union.
United Kingdom Accreditation Service. National British accreditation body. www.ukas.org
Also called entity. Object under consideration (material or immaterial) that can be individually described. A unit can also be divided into smaller units or combined with other units into a larger unit. Examples are: Activity, process, product, organization, person or system. (On the basis of DIN 55350-11)
Upper limiting deviation
Highest value minus the reference value. (On the basis of DIN 55350-12)
Time period during which a unit is in a condition to run. See Downtime.