opportunity for improvement


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opportunity for improvement

Error, mistake, screwup A euphemism for a booboo of biblical/near-biblical magnitude that is indefensible but, because it is systemic, is the type of error that can be corrected in the future. See Medical error.
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The revised problem statement focused attention on the specific opportunity for improvement that the team had chosen to pursue (Exhibit III).

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