English Online Dictionary. What means quality? What does quality mean?
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, “quality”), coined by Plato from ποῖος (poîos, “of what nature, of what kind”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkwɒlɪti/
- (UK, obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈkwælɪti/, /ˈkwælɪtɪ/
- (US, father-bother merger, weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ˈkwɑləti/, [ˈkʰwɑɫəɾi]
quality (countable and uncountable, plural qualities)
- (uncountable) Level of excellence.
- (countable) A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person.
- (archaic) High social position. (See also the 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.
- 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 Thesaurus:characteristic
- human quality
- industrial quality
- (a property that differentiates): quiddity
quality (comparative more quality, superlative most quality)
- Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose.
- Quality (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- quality in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- quality in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- quality at OneLook Dictionary Search