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From Middle English, from Old French qualité, from Latin qualitatem, accusative of qualitas, from qualis (of what kind), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷo- (who, how). Cicero coined qualitas as a calque to translate the Ancient Greek word ποιότης (poiótēs, Women's CLARKS Tan Uma Everlay Dark Platform quality), coined by Plato from ποῖος (poîos, of what nature, of what kind).

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quality (countable and uncountable, plural qualities)

  1. (uncountable) Level of excellence. quotations ▼
    This school is well-known for having teachers of high quality.
    Quality of life is usually determined by health, education, and income.
  2. (countable) A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person. quotations ▼
    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.
    Security, stability, and efficiency are good qualities of an operating system.
  3. (archaic) High social position. (See also the quality.)
    A peasant is not allowed to fall in love with a lady of quality.
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  4. (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.
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    To identify quality try asking, "what does it feel like?".

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  • 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.

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  • (a property that differentiates): quiddity

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quality (comparative more quality, superlative most quality)

  1. Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose. quotations ▼
    We only sell quality products.
    That was a quality game by Jim Smith.
    A quality system ensures products meet customer requirements.
    • a. 2003,, John Ahier, John Beck, Rob Moore, quoting Harriet (a Cambridge University student), Graduate Citizens?: Issues of Citizenship and Higher Education[1], Routledge, published 2003, →ISBN, page 114:
      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 . . .
    • 2004, Vance M. Thompson, MD, J. Kevin Belville and Ronald J. Smith, editors, LASIK Techniques: Pearls and Pitfalls[2], SLACK Incorporated, →ISBN, page 187:
      For one I wanted to have what I considered a very quality tracking device.
    • 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[3], Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 144:
      A very quality ball club; that was the Braves.

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