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AC: Acceptance Criteria

Used in agile, they are a set of documented requirements that are predefined and determine when a user story is complete. They help the QA team establish testing criteria, reduce ambiguity for how the product/feature should function, block scope creep, and manage expectations. While not the only format for writing acceptance criteria, the Given/When/Then/And format is popular.

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