an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
"the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
quality, caliber, calibre(noun)
a degree or grade of excellence or worth
"the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"
quality, character, lineament(noun)
a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
"each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands"
timbre, timber, quality, tone(noun)
(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
"the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
high social status
"a man of quality"
choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)
of superior grade
"choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
of high social status
"people of quality"; "a quality family"
Level of excellence
The third step in OPQRST where the responder investigates what the NOI/MOI feels like.
To identify quality try asking, "what does it feel like?".
A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person.
In a two-phase liquid-vapor mixture, the ratio of the mass of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.
High social position. (See also the quality.)
The degree to which a man-made object or system is free from bugs and flaws, as opposed to scope of functions or quantity of items.
Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose.
the condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank
special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position
that which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait; as, the tones of a flute differ from those of a violin in quality; the great quality of a statesman
an acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition
superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character
Quality in business, engineering and manufacturing has a pragmatic interpretation as the non-inferiority or superiority of something; it is also defined as fitness for purpose. Quality is a perceptual, conditional and somewhat subjective attribute and may be understood differently by different people. Consumers may focus on the specification quality of a product/service, or how it compares to competitors in the marketplace. Producers might measure the conformance quality, or degree to which the product/service was produced correctly. Support personnel may measure quality in the degree that a product is reliable, maintainable, or sustainable. Simply put, a quality item has the ability to perform satisfactorily in service and is suitable for its intended purpose. There are five aspects of quality in a business context: ⁕Producing - providing something. ⁕Checking - confirming that something has been done correctly. ⁕Quality Control - controlling a process to ensure that the outcomes are predictable. ⁕Quality Management – directing an organisation so that it optimises its performance through analysis and improvement. ⁕Quality Assurance – obtaining confidence that a product or service will be satisfactory.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwol′i-ti, n. that which makes a thing what it is: property: peculiar power: acquisition: character: rank: superior birth or character: (logic) the character of a proposition as affirmative or negative: (Shak.) character in respect to dryness or moisture, heat or cold: (Shak.) cause, occasion.—adj. Qual′itātive, relating to quality: (chem.) determining the nature of components.—adv. Qual′itātively.—adj. Qual′itied, furnished with qualities.—Accidental quality, a quality whose removal would not impair the identity of its subject, as opposed to an Essential quality; The quality, persons of high rank, collectively. [Fr.,—L. qualitas, qualitatis.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quality' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #585
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quality' in Written Corpus Frequency: #820
Rank popularity for the word 'quality' in Nouns Frequency: #201
The numerical value of quality in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of quality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They're building sets. We have high quality cameras, high quality sets, high quality actors.
There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit.
It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.
The quality of investment today equals the quality of energy tomorrow - equals the quality of life forever, it is not correct to think we are going to deal with climate change tomorrow. We have to deal with it today.
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today--and in fact we have forgotten.
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Translations for quality
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- qualitat, qualityCatalan, Valencian
- jakost, kvalita, kvalitní, vlastnostCzech
- Qualität, hochwertig, erstklassig, Eigenschaft, hochklassigGerman
- καλοφτιαγμένος, ποιοτικός, ποιότηταGreek
- eco, kvalitoEsperanto
- cualidad, calidadSpanish
- کسر وزنی بخار در مخلوط بخار-مایع, چونی, کیفیتPersian
- laadukas, höyrypitoisuus, hyvälaatuinen, ominaispiirre, laadukkuus, sääty, ominaisuus, laatuFinnish
- aitreabúid, dúchas, ardchaighdeáinIrish
- סגולה, איכותי, תכונה, איכותHebrew
- tulajdonság, minőségi, sajátság, minőségHungarian
- kualitas, berkualitasIndonesian
- 品質, 性質, 良質, 品質の良い, 品Japanese
- ხარისხი, თვისებაGeorgian
- 품질, 特質, 質, 특질, 질, 品質Korean
- kalîte, çawanî, چۆنیی, چۆنێتییKurdish
- квалитетен, квалитет, особина, одликаMacedonian
- kualiti, mutuMalay
- hoedanigheid, kwaliteit, eigenschap, klasseDutch
- cecha, przymiot, jakośćPolish
- qualidade, alta classe, de qualidadePortuguese
- знатность, первоклассный, уровень, положение, качественный, качество, доброкачественный, высококачественный, надёжностьRussian
- hög, kvalitet, kvalité, egenskap, stånd, rangSwedish
- నాణ్యత, గుణం, లక్షణంTelugu
- nitelik, kaliteTurkish
- надійність, якість, якіснийUkrainian
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