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.]
A standard of commodity, goods, products or services provided.
The quality of the work was excellent and everyone was very happy with the outcomes.Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020
An element of a persons natural soul.
The girl and her husband have beautiful qualities in their souls.Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020
The element or nature of an animal, human being or thing.
Animals, human beings and things have different qualities.Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020
British National Corpus
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
Examples of quality in a Sentence
Love is a quality, not a quantity.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
We will allow private insurers to offer Medicare plans as part of this system that adhere to strict Medicare requirements on costs and benefits, medicare will set the rules of the road for these plans, including price and quality, and private insurance companies will play by those rules, not the other way around.
The quality of goods and services decides the quality of people required for its sales, marketing and brand promotion. Informed buyers can correlate and compute the reliable equation between the product’s characteristics & property and its company’s person’s character & personality.
[But] there’s an inspirational sort of strength and endurance and quality of tenacity that he possesses, i’m much more indecisive and a people-pleaser than someone who’s willing to step into the firing line. But I’ve learned from this guy. He has qualities that I would hope to emulate if [stuff] ever hit the fan. But I’d like to think I’ve done it on screen, maybe I could be a zombie-killer in real life if the apocalypse hit. But then, I’d obviously die a horrible, quick death in reality.
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- نوعية, جودةArabic
- 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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