quality

   An inherent or distinguishing characteristic of a person or a thing. Or, having a high degree of excellence. The quality of a thing tends to be increased the more care its maker puts into its making.

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  • quality — 1 Quality, property, character, attribute, accidentall denote one of the intelligible marks or indications by means of which a thing may be identified or its constitution be understood. Quality is the term of widest application and may designate… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Quality — • Various definitions of quality and its forms or divisions Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Quality     Quality     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Quality — Qual i*ty, n.; pl. {Qualities}. [F. qualit[ e], L. qualitas, fr. qualis how constituted, as; akin to E. which. See {Which}.] 1. The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quality — qual·i·ty n pl ties 1: a special, distinctive, or essential character: as a: a character, position, or role assumed those acts of ownership, which the person called to the succession can only do in quality of heir Louisiana Civil Code b: the… …   Law dictionary

  • quality — (n.) c.1300, temperament, character, disposition. from O.Fr. qualite (12c., Mod.Fr. qualité), from L. qualitatem (nom. qualitas; said to have been coined by Cicero to translate Gk. poiotes), from qualis of what sort, from PIE pronomial base *kwo… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Quality — Quality. См. Качество. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Quality — In the vernacular, quality can mean a high degree of excellence (“a quality product”), a degree of excellence or the lack of it (“work of average quality”), or a property of something (“the addictive quality of alcohol”). [The third meaning… …   Wikipedia

  • quality — ▪ I. quality qual‧i‧ty 1 [ˈkwɒlti ǁ ˈkwɑː ] noun qualities PLURALFORM 1. [countable] something such as courage, intelligence, or loyalty that people may have as part of their character: • You need special personal qualities to work as a nurse. 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • quality — 01. Their prices are very good, but unfortunately the [quality] of their goods is very low. 02. You should print your resumé on high [quality] paper. 03. The [quality] of seafood available in this country is not as good as what we can get in… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • quality — qualityless, adj. /kwol i tee/, n., pl. qualities, adj. n. 1. an essential or distinctive characteristic, property, or attribute: the chemical qualities of alcohol. 2. character or nature, as belonging to or distinguishing a thing: the quality of …   Universalium

  • quality — qual|i|ty1 W1S1 [ˈkwɔlıti US ˈkwa: ] n plural qualities [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: qualité, from Latin qualitas, from qualis of what kind ] 1.) [U and C] how good or bad something is air/water etc quality ▪ The recent hot, humid… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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