What does quality mean?

Definitions for quality
ˈkwɒl ɪ tiqual·i·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quality.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quality(noun)

    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

    "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare

  2. quality, caliber, calibre(noun)

    a degree or grade of excellence or worth

    "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. quality(adj)

    high social status

    "a man of quality"

  6. choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)

    of superior grade

    "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"

  7. quality(adj)

    of high social status

    "people of quality"; "a quality family"

Wiktionary

  1. quality(Noun)

    Level of excellence

  2. quality(Noun)

    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?".

  3. quality(Noun)

    A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person.

  4. quality(Noun)

    In a two-phase liquid-vapor mixture, the ratio of the mass of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.

  5. quality(Noun)

    High social position. (See also the quality.)

  6. quality(Noun)

    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.

  7. quality(Adjective)

    Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quality(noun)

    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

  2. Quality(noun)

    special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position

  3. Quality(noun)

    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

  4. Quality(noun)

    an acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition

  5. Quality(noun)

    superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character

Freebase

  1. Quality

    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

  1. Quality

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. quality

    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  
  2. quality

    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  
  3. quality

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quality' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #585

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quality' in Written Corpus Frequency: #820

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quality' in Nouns Frequency: #201

How to pronounce quality?

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How to say quality in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quality in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of quality in a Sentence

  1. Jason Tuvey of Capital Economics:

    It leads to poor quality of infrastructure and hinders rises in productivity and thus living standards.

  2. Nicole Peng:

    People want to avoid uncertainty in a downturn, having a brand like Apple that can showcase quality and make people less worried about breakdowns or after-sales service can bring in buyers.

  3. Woodhull Hospital:

    We are terribly saddened by this death. We are committed to ensuring a safe, health-focused environment in these very demanding times so our heroic health care workers can continue to deliver the quality, compassionate care New Yorkers need more than ever.

  4. Amit Segal:

    He can survive. The question is what quality of life he will have, it's hard to see him pushing forward with anything big.

  5. Miles Celic:

    The UK's reputation for quality regulation and high standards is a key competitive advantage.

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Translations for quality

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  • نوعية, جودةArabic
  • qualitat, qualityCatalan, Valencian
  • jakost, kvalita, kvalitní, vlastnostCzech
  • kvalitetDanish
  • 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
  • qualitéFrench
  • aitreabúid, dúchas, ardchaighdeáinIrish
  • סגולה, איכותי, תכונה, איכותHebrew
  • गुणवत्ताHindi
  • tulajdonság, minőségi, sajátság, minőségHungarian
  • որակArmenian
  • qualitateInterlingua
  • kualitas, berkualitasIndonesian
  • qualitàItalian
  • איכותHebrew
  • 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
  • qualeLatin
  • toetraMalagasy
  • koungaMāori
  • квалитетен, квалитет, особина, одликаMacedonian
  • kualiti, mutuMalay
  • hoedanigheid, kwaliteit, eigenschap, klasseDutch
  • kvalitetNorwegian
  • cecha, przymiot, jakośćPolish
  • qualidade, alta classe, de qualidadePortuguese
  • calitateRomanian
  • знатность, первоклассный, уровень, положение, качественный, качество, доброкачественный, высококачественный, надёжностьRussian
  • квалитетанSerbo-Croatian
  • kakóvostSlovene
  • hög, kvalitet, kvalité, egenskap, stånd, rangSwedish
  • నాణ్యత, గుణం, లక్షణంTelugu
  • คุณภาพThai
  • nitelik, kaliteTurkish
  • надійність, якість, якіснийUkrainian
  • 质量Chinese

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