This is a subset of the full Acutest glossary of software testing terms. This glossary was created to enable people engaged in testing to communicate with one another in a clear and concise manner.
Wherever possible the definitions for testing words come from the glossary of the British Computer Society Specialist Interest Group in Software Testing (BCS SIGIST), which was used to create the Software Testing Vocabulary standard: BS 7925.
Other definitions are from or based on IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology (IEEE standard 610.12-1990) or the IEEE standard 1003.3. In some situations, the terminology and definitions have been revised and extended to provide greater clarity.