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Quality appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Pack my red box with five dozen quality jugs. (36 letters)
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Usage statistics for the noun quality:

spoken English34.44%written English65.56% conversational speech15.22%task-oriented speech84.78% imaginative writing15%informational writing85%
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Definition of the noun quality

What does quality mean as a name of something?

Quality is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: qualities

  1. an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
  2. a degree or grade of excellence or worth
  3. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    • example: each town has a quality all its own
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of quality: character / lineament
    • more generic words: attribute / dimension / property = a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
    • more specific word: texture = the essential quality of something
  4. (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
  5. high social status

Alternative definition of the noun quality


  1. [uncountable] Level of excellence
  2. [emergency medicine, countable] The third step in OPQRST where the responder investigates what the NOI/MOI feels like.
  3. [countable] A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person.
  4. [thermodynamics] In a two-phase liquid-vapor mixture, the ratio of the mass of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.
  5. [archaic] High social position. (See also [term, the quality].)
  6. [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.

Specialised definition of the noun quality

Glossary of sports

a feature of someone's personality such as perfectionism, dedication or single-mindedness (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective quality

What does quality mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more quality / most quality

  1. of superior grade
  2. of high social status
    • examples: people of quality | a quality family
    • similar: upper-class

Alternative definition of the adjective quality


  1. Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose.


  1. Quality a.k.a. TNT Airways, a subsidiary of TNT Express, is a cargo and passenger airline, operating chartered flights to mainly European destinations. The airline was founded in 1999 and has its head office in Liège, Belgium, on the grounds of Liège Airport, its hub.
  2. Quality is a brand.


  1. "Quality" is a book by Harley Granville-Barker.
  2. "Quality" is a book by Kate McCormick.


"Quality" is a painting (oil paint) by Kenzo Okada, begun in (60 years ago).

  • media: oil paint


  1. "Quality" is rapper Talib Kweli's first solo album. It was released on November 19, 2002 under Rawkus Records. It received wide critical acclaim and had some commercial appeal from the song "Get By", produced by Kanye West.
  2. "Quality" is a composition.


  1. Quality a.k.a. Quality, California: Quality is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 7.5 miles east of Delano, at an elevation of 509 feet.
  2. Quality a.k.a. Quality, Kentucky: Quality is an unincorporated community that is in Butler County, Kentucky, United States. Its post office closed in 1995.

There are other places with in their name, like Quality Hill and Quality Hill Historic District.


  1. Quality: In philosophy, a quality is an attribute or a property. In contemporary philosophy the idea of qualities, and especially how to distinguish certain kinds of qualities from one another, remains controversial.
  2. Quality: In response theory, the quality of an excited system is related to the number of excitation frequencies to which it can respond. In the case of a homogeneous, isotropic system, the quality is proportional to the FWHM.
  3. Quality is a 2013 Telly Award winning ad, created by Vertical Creative Group for Plantique.
    • also known as Plantique: "Quality"
    • award: - Telly Award for Local TV & Local Cable Commercial - Use of Animation, received by Vertical Creative Group
  4. Quality is a 2012 Telly Award winning ad, created by Post Asylum for York.
    • award: - Telly Award for Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable Commercial - Institutional/Corporate Image, received by Post Asylum
  5. Quality is a software.
  6. Quality of the Topic being reviewed from 0 to 100%. For podcasts or radio stations, higher numbers would mean the broadcast is always available. Lower numbers would mean it is frequently down or not accessible.
  7. Quality of the sign.

Phrases with Quality

Phrases starting with the word Quality:

  1. Quality time
  2. Quality circle
  3. quality control
  4. quality of life
  5. Quality Magazine
  6. Quality assurance
  7. Quality-adjusted life year

Phrases ending with the word Quality:

  1. low quality
  2. The Quality
  3. top-quality
  4. high quality
  5. Draft-Quality
  6. Voice quality
  7. Letter-Quality
  8. surface quality
  9. maternal quality
  10. parental quality
  11. paternal quality
  12. decline in quality

Other phrase containing the word Quality:

  1. Total quality management

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Quality

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Google previewA Concise Abridgment of the Law of Real Property and an Introduction to Conveyancing (1878)

Designed to Facilitate the Subject for Students Preparing for Examination by Joseph Alexander Shearwood

The word quality refers to the time of enjoyment, that is to say, whether it is in immediate possession or will be so at some future time and also to the number and connexion of the tenants. Thus if A is tenant of Dale in fee in severalty and B and ...

Google previewPractical Non-destructive Testing (2002)

by Baldev Raj, T. Jayakumar, M. Thavasimuthu

The word quality refers to the totality of features and characteristics of a product or service that have bearing on its ability to satisfy a given need. Control is the process of regulating or directing an activity to verify its conformance to a standard ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy (2015)

by Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park

Gryna, for natural products, quality assurance is attained through direct sensory examination of the product —for example, freshness of vegetables in the marketplace. For manufactured products of a simple, ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

quality factor; quart; quarter; quarterly; quartile; quartile deviation; quarto; queer; quench; quenching; queries; ...

Google previewDictionary of Commerce and Management (2006)

by S.N. Chand

medial inspection, or checking the quality standard of partly manufactured ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain (2002)

by Roberto Patarca Montero

Comorbid conditions such as anxiety and depression further affect quality of life ( Kurtze et al., 1999). Schlenk et al. (1998) found that fibromyalgia patients had comparable quality-of-life scores to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

Although software engineering researchers, educators, and practitioners have spent years focusing on developing processes and technologies to improve software quality attributes, much of the software industry has had little motivation to ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

quality factor 5) tetrajoule 6) shale volume 7) quartile 8) apparent total porosity fraction occupied by dispersed clay or shale 9) quantity 11 ) ...

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

electric charge; flow; 1,4- glucan branching enzyme ; glutamine; heat; qualitative; quality; quantity; quart; quartile; Queensland [fever]; query [fever]; question; quinacrine; quinidine; quinone; quotient; radiant energy ...

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Usage statistics about quality

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun quality:

spoken English34.44%written English65.56% conversational speech15.22%task-oriented speech84.78% imaginative writing15%informational writing85%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun quality:


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Quotes about Quality

There's a kind of dynamic quality about theater and that dynamic quality expresses itself in relation to, first of all, the environment in which it's being staged; then the audience, the nature of the audience, the quality of the audience. (Wole Soyinka)
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Scrabble value of Q10U1A1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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