RE: A little respect for "unvalidated"

Subject: RE: A little respect for "unvalidated"
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 17:01:45 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Lauriston
> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 4:30 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: A little respect for "unvalidated"
>
> "I wonder how many people would ever be confused by 'un' in
> front of a word that they knew."
>
> Most of my dictionaries don't define "unvalidated." The OED
> defines it as "not validated or proven to be accurate or true."
>
> If in the medical device field "unvalidated" means the device
> failed a validation test, then that usage would confuse me.

No, in the medical device field, that's not what it means.

But that's OK -- "validation" means different things in different
contexts. So does "field," for that matter. That doesn't mean that one
industry's use of the word "field" is correct and another's is
incorrect.








































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A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Dan Goldstein
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Combs, Richard
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Handy, David
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Dan Goldstein
Re: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Robert Lauriston

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