user acceptance testing

user acceptance test UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION UAT)
IT the final stage in the development of a piece of software in which the customer is asked to use it to see if there are any problems that still need to be corrected before it can be accepted: »

The consultancy firm will design user acceptance tests and control the UAT process.

user acceptance testing noun [U]
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User acceptance testing validates the product's performance against the original specification.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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