(uncountable) Level of excellence
- This school is well-known for having teachers of high quality .
(countable) A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person.
- Quality of life is usually determined by health, education, and income.
- One of the qualities of pure iron is that it does not rust easily.
- While being impulsive can be great for artists, it is not a desirable quality for engineers.
(archaic) High social position. (See also the quality.)
- Security, stability, and efficiency are good qualities of an operating system.
- A peasant is not allowed to fall in love with a lady of quality .
(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.
(thermodynamics) In a two-phase liquid–vapor mixture, the ratio of the mass of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.
(emergency medicine, countable) The third step in OPQRST where the responder investigates what the NOI/MOI feels like.
- Membership of this golf club is limited to those of quality and wealth.
- To identify quality try asking, "what does it feel like?".
* Adjectives often applied to "quality": high, good, excellent, exceptional, great, outstanding, satisfactory, acceptable, sufficient, adequate, poor, low, bad, inferior, dubious, environmental, visual, optical, industrial, total, artistic, educational, physical, musical, chemical, spiritual, intellectual, architectural, mechanical.
* See also
* (a property that differentiates) quiddity
* human quality
* industrial quality
* quality time
* quality of life
* the quality, the Quality
* total quality management
Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose.
- We only sell quality products.
- That was a quality game by Jim Smith.
* Harriet (a Cambridge University student), quoted in John Ahier, John Beck, Rob Moore, Graduate Citizens?: Issues of Citizenship and Higher Education , Routledge (2003), ISBN 978-0-415-25722-0,
- A quality system ensures products meet customer requirements.
* 2004 , Vance M. Thompson, MD, in J. Kevin Belville and Ronald J. Smith (editors), LASIK Techniques: Pearls and Pitfalls , SLACK Incorporated, ISBN 978-1-55642-622-3,
- I mean a lot of the money that obviously goes into universities and their libraries and their facilities and their academics and stuff but I mean I haven’t had a very quality degree to be honest. I think the quality of my education has been crap . . .
* 2008 , Carl Erskine, in Fay Vincent, We Would Have Played for Nothing: Baseball Stars of the 1950s and 1960s Talk About the Game They Loved , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 978-1-4165-5342-7,
- For one I wanted to have what I considered a very quality tracking device.
- A very quality ball club; that was the Braves.
The quality of a sound independent of its pitch and volume.
(heraldry) The crest on a coat of arms.