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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, “quality”), coined by Plato from _ποῖος_ (poîos, “of what nature, of what kind”).

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).

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* IPA(key): /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.ti/, /ˈkwɑl.ɪ.ti/

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.ti/, /ˈkwɑl.ɪ.ti/

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - NOUN
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QUALITY (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ QUALITIES) * (uncountable) Level of excellence _This school is well-known for having teachers of high QUALITY._ _QUALITY of life is usually determined by health, education, and income._ * (countable) A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person. _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._ * (archaic) High social position. (See also _the quality_.) _A peasant is not allowed to fall in love with a lady of QUALITY._ _Membership of this golf club is limited to those of QUALITY and wealth._ * (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. To identify QUALITY try asking, "what does it feel like?". USAGE NOTES * 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. SYNONYMS * See also Wikisaurus:characteristic COORDINATE TERMS * (a property that differentiates): quiddity DERIVED TERMS Look at pages starting with quality. RELATED TERMS * qualify TRANSLATIONS

quality (countable and uncountable, plural qualities)

  1. (uncountable) Level of excellence
    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.
    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.
    Membership of this golf club is limited to those of quality and wealth.
  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.
  5. (thermodynamics) In a two-phase liquid–vapor mixture, the ratio of the mass of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.
  6. (emergency medicine, countable) The third step in OPQRST where the responder investigates what the NOI/MOI feels like.
    To identify quality try asking, "what does it feel like?".

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  • See also Wikisaurus:characteristic

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Look at pages starting with quality.

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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QUALITY (_comparative_ MORE QUALITY, _superlative_ MOST QUALITY) * Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose. _We only sell QUALITY products._ _That was a QUALITY game by Jim Smith._ _A QUALITY system ensures products meet customer requirements._ * _a._ 2003, 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, 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, in J. Kevin Belville and Ronald J. Smith (editors), _LASIK Techniques: Pearls and Pitfalls_, SLACK Incorporated, ISBN 978-1-55642-622-3, 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_, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 978-1-4165-5342-7, page 144: A very QUALITY ball club; that was the Braves. DERIVED TERMS * qualityness TRANSLATIONS RELATED TERMS * qualia * qualitative

quality (comparative more quality, superlative most quality)

  1. Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose.
    We only sell quality products.
    That was a quality game by Jim Smith.
    A quality system ensures products meet customer requirements.

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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* 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_


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