Associations to the word «Quality»


QUALITY, noun. (uncountable) Level of excellence.
QUALITY, noun. (countable) A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person.
QUALITY, noun. (archaic) High social position. (See also the quality.)
QUALITY, noun. (uncountable) 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.
QUALITY, noun. (thermodynamics) In a two-phase liquid–vapor mixture, the ratio of the mass of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.
QUALITY, noun. (emergency medicine) (countable) The third step in OPQRST where the responder investigates what the NOI/MOI feels like.
QUALITY, adjective. Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose.
QUALITY ASSURANCE, noun. A system in which the delivery of a service or the quality of a product is assessed, and compared with that required.
QUALITY BINDING, noun. A kind of worsted tape used in Scotland for binding carpets, etc.
QUALITY CIRCLE, noun. A group of employees which meets regularly to resolve problems and improve working methods; part of the kaizen system
QUALITY CONTROL, noun. A control, such as inspection or testing, introduced into an industrial or business process to ensure quality.
QUALITY FADE, noun. (business) A gradual, deliberate reduction in the quality of manufactured goods in order to increase profit margins.
QUALITY MAGAZINE, noun. A magazine designed to appeal to readers of superior education or culture.
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.
QUALITY TIME, noun. Time spent by working parents with their children, especially time given over to productive or creative attention.

Dictionary definition

QUALITY, noun. An essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare.
QUALITY, noun. A degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber".
QUALITY, 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".
QUALITY, 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".
QUALITY, noun. High social status; "a man of quality".
QUALITY, adjective. Of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches".
QUALITY, adjective. Of high social status; "people of quality"; "a quality family".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley