quality

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[Qual·i*ty]

The qualities of something are its distinguishing features, and those can be good or bad. The qualities you look for when buying a tightrope might include strength and pliability, but you probably wouldn't want one with a slippery quality.

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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.

Noun
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare

Noun
a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"

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"

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"

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high social status; "a man of quality"

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Adjective S.
of high social status; "people of quality"; "a quality family"

Adjective S.
of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"


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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.

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

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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.

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An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.

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Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character.


Quality

Qual"i*ty , n.; pl. Qualities . [F. qualit'82, 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, as of goods; character; sort; rank.
We lived most joyful, obtaining acquaintance with many of the city not of the meanest quality.
2. Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.
I made that inquiry in quality of an antiquary.
3. 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. &hand; Qualities, in metaphysics, are primary or secondary. Primary are those essential to the existence, and even the conception, of the thing, as of matter or spirit Secondary are those not essential to such a conception. 4. An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.
He had those qualities of horsemanship, dancing, and fencing which accompany a good breeding.
5. Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character. "Persons of quality." Bacon. Quality binding, a kind of worsted tape used in Scotland for binding carpets, and the like. The quality, those of high rank or station, as distinguished from the masses, or common people; the nobility; the gentry.
I shall appear at the masquerade dressed up in my feathers, that the quality may see how pretty they will look in their traveling habits.
Syn. -- Property; attribute; nature; peculiarity; character; sort; rank; disposition; temper.

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.

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Usage Examples

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.

Americans chose a free enterprise system designed to provide a quality of opportunity, not compel a quality of results. And that is why this is only place in the world where you can open up a business in the spare bedroom of your home.

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.

A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what's best for all.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.

Americans of all ages deserve quality end-of-life medical care.

Advances in technology and in our understanding of illness and disease together with an expanded workforce and greater resources will allow us to provide more services to a higher quality.

Additionally, Smart Irrigation Month serves to recognize advances in irrigation technology and practices that produce not only more but also higher quality plants with less water.

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