Meaning of QUALITY in English


n. (pl. -ies) 1 the degree of excellence of a thing (of good quality; poor in quality). 2 a general excellence (their work has quality). b (attrib.) of high quality ( a quality product). 3 a distinctive attribute or faculty; a characteristic trait. 4 the relative nature or kind or character of a thing (is made in three qualities). 5 the distinctive timbre of a voice or sound. 6 archaic high social standing (people of quality). 7 Logic the property of a proposition's being affirmative or negative. quality control a system of maintaining standards in manufactured products by testing a sample of the output against the specification.

[ ME f. OF qualité f. L qualitas -tatis f. qualis of what kind ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.