assignable cause

assignable cause

[ə′sīn·ə·bəl ′kȯz]
(industrial engineering)
Any identifiable factor which causes variation in a process outside the predicted limits, thereby altering quality.
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There were local tales of his having exerted his powers of prognosis, or perhaps you would say diagnosis; and it was said that in every instance the person whose friends he had warned had died suddenly at the appointed time, and from no assignable cause.
And now I had awakened, without any assignable cause, hours before my usual time.
It's easily done,' replied he, with a faint smile bordering on a sneer: 'to abuse your friend and knock him on the head without any assignable cause, and then tell him the deed was not quite correct, but it's no matter whether he pardons it or not.
Catherick, would express itself in petty malice rather than not express itself at all) appeared to me to be the only assignable cause for the peculiar insolence of her reference to Mrs.
There were sentries posted to keep the ground for the troops, and servants on the batteries keeping places for the ladies, and sergeants running to and fro, with vellum-covered books under their arms, and Colonel Bulder, in full military uniform, on horseback, galloping first to one place and then to another, and backing his horse among the people, and prancing, and curvetting, and shouting in a most alarming manner, and making himself very hoarse in the voice, and very red in the face, without any assignable cause or reason whatever.
The purity of the Patagonian salt, or absence from it of those other saline bodies found in all sea-water, is the only assignable cause for this inferiority: a conclusion which no one, I think, would have suspected, but which is supported by the fact lately ascertained, [3] that those salts answer best for preserving cheese which contain most of the deliquescent chlorides.
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Diagnosing the assignable cause from the signals from the patterns has not been explored in these approaches.
e) the insured has an existing, assignable cause of action against the defendant which the insured could have asserted for its own benefit had it not been compensated for its loss by the insurer;
Fuzzy assignable cause diagnosis of control chart patterns.
Among the questions raised in search of an assignable cause for this fading effect are variabilities in process manufacturing and distribution.
In either case, the strategy to identify an assignable cause (and cure) is to first determine if the problem is chronic or transient.