Definitions for quality of life

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quality of life(noun)

    your personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort)

    "the new art museum is expected to improve the quality of life"


  1. quality of life(Noun)

    The general well-being of individuals and societies, including not only wealth and employment, but also the built environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation and leisure time, and social belonging.


  1. Quality of life

    The term quality of life references the general well-being of individuals and societies. The term is used in a wide range of contexts, including the fields of international development, healthcare, and politics. Quality of life should not be confused with the concept of standard of living, which is based primarily on income. Instead, standard indicators of the quality of life include not only wealth and employment, but also the built environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation and leisure time, and social belonging. According to ecological economist Robert Costanza: Also frequently related are concepts such as freedom, human rights, and happiness. However, since happiness is subjective and difficult to measure, other measures are generally given priority. It has also been shown that happiness, as much as it can be measured, does not necessarily increase correspondingly with the comfort that results from increasing income. As a result, standard of living should not be taken to be a measure of happiness. Also sometimes considered related is the concept of human security, though the latter may be considered at a more basic level, and for all people.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Quality of Life

    A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric Peacock:

    These are real quality-of-life questions.

  2. Bill Bratton:

    We need a new form of quality-of-life broken windows policing.

  3. Charles Lindberg:

    A certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life.

  4. Terry Tufts:

    Since when did pursuit of quality of life trump actual quaility of life?

  5. Bafana Khumalo:

    Gender equality is not just about policies, it's about the quality of life.

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