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    My boss would like to know the FAR/DFAR definition of "flaw". Can find various uses of the word but I've not been able to find it in the FAR or DFAR. Can find every other term but not that one. Can you point me in the right direction? Thank you so much in advance for your assistance. Have a great New Year.


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    You are not going to find definitions for ALL words and terms in the regulations.  However, in accordance with FAR 1.108, FAR Conventions, I can provide some guidance for how to interpret words that are not defined in the FAR.  Specifically, FAR 1.108(a) says:

    "Words and terms - Definitions in Part 2 apply to the entire regulation unless specifically defined in another part, subpart, section, provision, or clause. Words or terms defined in a specific part, subpart, section, provision, or clause have that meaning when used in that part, subpart, section, provision, or clause. Undefined words retain their common dictionary meaning." 

    Therefore, if the word you are looking for is not defined in the regulations, it retains its common dictionary meaning.

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