Meaning of QUALITY in English


I. noun


a quality newspaper British English (= a newspaper with a lot of serious news and good writing )

The story has not been given as much coverage in the quality newspapers.

a quality paper British English (= one intended for educated readers )

Readers of quality papers, such as the Telegraph and the Guardian, are mainly employed in professional jobs.

endearing qualities/traits etc

Shyness is one of her most endearing qualities.

exceptional quality

This is a wine of exceptional quality.

high quality

a range of high quality goods at low prices

inferior quality

The poor soil produces wine of inferior quality.

intrinsic nature/quality/value/property of sth

There is nothing in the intrinsic nature of the work that makes it more suitable for women.

leadership qualities

She has great faith in her own leadership qualities .

personal qualities

They stress the importance of a teacher’s personal qualities.

premium quality

premium quality British potatoes

quality assurance

quality control

quality time

Do you spend enough quality time with your children?

redeeming quality/feature etc (= the one good thing about an unpleasant person or thing )

The hotel had a single redeeming feature – it was cheap.

safety/hygiene/quality etc standards

All our products meet the current safety standards.

star quality (= a special quality that could make someone a star )

She radiates genuine star quality.

superior quality

Digital radios offer a superior quality of sound.

the air quality

The air quality is very poor on hot days.

the quality press (= newspapers intended for educated people )

The book received excellent reviews in the quality press.




This provides for a supply of very good quality water to the main river, which itself is used as potable supply.

Patents and other proprietary mechanisms may prevent the use of the most efficient processes turning out the best quality products.

Spring greens are at their best and quality primo cabbage is the best green buy this week.

Scanners still provide better image quality and more flexibility than digital cameras.

It is offered on a half board basis and the management prides itself on its reputation for the good quality home-cooking.

Digital technology makes it easier to prevent signal theft and it means better voice quality and longer battery life.

It will print to laser or dot matrix and with a better quality than our 350.00 pound package does.

They have neglected the food shops and the markets where the merchandise is not of good quality and expensive.


Plus two new additions, Sucrose and Caesium Chloride, assayed to the highest quality .

In this setting she has considerable responsibility and receives a great deal of respect for the high quality of her work.

Some writing is of undoubtedly high quality and may well find a place in the permanent repertoire of a wider public.

Some published material is hand written and of such high quality that it is difficult to distinguish it from a typeset score.

The Kintyre bar has a large selection of mouth-watering whiskies and the meals in the restaurant offer high quality cooking.

The Jericho Conspiracy combines high quality drama with a lower-intermediate language syllabus aimed to help lift students over the intermediate plateau.

It's being grown to make high quality paper and linen.


The problem of poor image quality can be tracked down to the scanning stage.

People are obliged to accept goods that are unexciting or of poor quality .

A new disease was identified which had the symptoms of workplace disunity, low productivity, poor quality products.

He had eaten in other rectories and had seen how deeply the poorer quality of meals could affect morale.

It is caused by bacteria or parasites or poor water quality and the only sure treatment is antibiotics, preferably by injection.

They can not risk using poor quality seed.

Creed recognised him from the picture on the front page of that morning's Dispatch, poor quality though it had been.

Prison statistics are poor in quality and, like crime statistics, are published several years late.


Bovis Homes reckons a major plus point are the top quality carpets, which are included in the £139,950 price tag.

Salads with mixed greens and top quality olive oil or walnut oil can also be greatly enhanced by confit.

Customers are snapping up the top quality magazine with its wonderful photography and editorial.

The price is high but you are buying a top quality tent and one of the North Face's most popular.

It takes time, effort and money to produce top quality fruit and this is reflected in the price.

Name three features of Beaver's top quality competition prize. 3.

Naturally, treasurers will normally restrict their dealings to top quality financial institutions.

Offers of top quality second hand garments are welcome.



The Acts lay down a minimum standard for air quality , and impose pollution emission controls to particular polluters.

It also changed the monitoring period for ozone to better reflect actual air quality .

Seven actions for drivers are listed which would lead to improvement in air quality .

The technology is set up to register carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions, big contributors to poor air quality .

He's being paid far below union wages in a factory with disgusting air quality .

Beds, bedding, noise, light, clocks, temperature, and air quality all make up your sleep environment.

Firstly, ambient air quality standards or goals need to be specified.

Urban environments imply low air quality very high levels of light pollution, and serious obscuration of the sky by tall buildings.


Is it just to do with production quality control or does it also embrace marketing, accounting and other functions?

Most ReD seems to focus on indigenization, quality control and troubleshooting of imported technology.

This list can be used in your quality control checks.

Control charts and statistical quality control generally became popular during World War Il and peaked in the late 1940s.

They introduced rigid quality control , centralised distribution and electronic tills.

It is particularly useful for interlaboratory quality control programs.

Figure 7.8 illustrates the principles of statistical quality control leading to the most economic inspection technique for the degree of control required.

Shewhart was among the first to establish a scientific foundation for quality control and techniques for monitoring production process efficiency.


This is one of the most important sources of water quality problems.

The water quality board cited the port in 1995 for excessive contaminants in the convention center operation.

Those beaches which benefit from improved sewage treatment systems, such as Hunstanton in Norfolk, are praised for their water quality .

Under pressure, power projects threatening water quality and marine life were halted.

Marines need special attention to water quality .

Coast -- $ 17 million for wetlands, water quality , planning, access and beach restoration.

It is caused by bacteria or parasites or poor water quality and the only sure treatment is antibiotics, preferably by injection.

In water quality and air quality, Texas has the worst record of any big state.



This easy-to-read article presents business examples of ways to measure and improve service quality .

Wise entrepreneurs understand that what they do should improve the quality of their lives and the lives of everyone they touch.

They lack confidence in their ability to effect change or improve the quality of their lives.

Allen King in Salinas has also adopted a new approach to helping his obese patients improve the quality of their lives.

In this period the coinage improves in quality and increases in volume; and the Treasury of Cyrene at Delphi was built.

The device is expected to improve patients' quality of life by allowing them to remain active and productive.

The idea of improving the quality of education did not come into any of the replies.

Meanwhile the Government has promised to reintroduce hospital matrons in an effort to improve the quality of nursing.


Put yourselves in the client's position: what would you judge as a quality , desirable service?

Every country must finally be judged by the quality of justice it delivers to its people.

The instrument maker knows how to choose his materials, and can judge their qualities and defects.

In addition, it can be difficult to judge the quality of some merchandise from a photo on a Web page.

Yet the headmistress believes it's a poor way to judge quality .

They judge for themselves the quality and character of the political leaders who parade before them on television seeking their support.

Consumers judge quality by comparing the service they receive against expectations of what they should receive.

One of the problems facing practitioners is judging the quality of a piece of research.


of merchantable quality

At first instance, the judge held that the car was not of merchantable quality.

By their work they are promoting the idea that goods should be of merchantable quality and fit for their purpose.

Goods must be of merchantable quality, fit for their purpose and as described.

The computer must be of merchantable quality.

The concept of merchantable quality is one of degree.

The Sale of Goods Act 1979 states that goods must be of merchantable quality when you buy them.

The Scania soon proved to be seriously defective and not of merchantable quality.

You're entitled to a full refund because the goods aren't of merchantable quality.


Among his other endearing qualities, Ralph was an exceedingly patient man.

Besides intelligence and charm, Bella had some less desirable qualities.

Despite its many qualities, the school simply isn't getting results.

Her jealousy is one of her worst qualities.

Khat is a leaf with narcotic qualities.

Lucas has outstanding leadership qualities.

She always insists that her writing paper is of good quality .

Supermarket wines tend to vary in price and quality .

the qualities of honesty and independence

The company guarantees the quality of its service.

The essential quality of a good parent is patience.

The recent hot, humid weather is affecting air quality .

The recording is of very poor quality .

There are certain qualities in Orwell's prose that I greatly admire.

There is a wild quality in his books that keeps you reading.

There is a wonderful quality of innocence in these paintings.

This wine possesses a unique quality .

We always guarantee the best quality to our customers.


In addition, it can be difficult to judge the quality of some merchandise from a photo on a Web page.

Invoking state regulatory mechanisms to improve the quality of the service provided is likely to be complex.

It will print to laser or dot matrix and with a better quality than our 350.00 pound package does.

Many reject coaching and the commitment to defense is not of championship quality .

Obviously its qualities varied considerably and are in any case difficult to assess.

Religion is a fundamental source of another quality compassion.

There was a muted quality in her usually lively voice.

They know that if an item has the Royal Navy's endorsement it is bound to be of good quality .

II. adjective




Chapter 4 comprehensively deals with the crucial topic of quality control and quality assurance.

I realized that I would lose quality control with all that franchising.

Furthermore, most of the government's quality control measures are irrelevant.

But these were costly and often dangerous, since quality control was nonexistent.

Vaccination and treatment of animals, and quality control of meat have been used to combat the disease.


We think we are having quality time with our children; they think we are eating pizza.

Now we have closely monitored play groups, play dates, and quality time .

Moreover, it rethinks the quality time issue in terms of relationships in and outside the family.

Was it even possible to have quality time without quantity?

That I will never have enough spare time or free time or quality time to do my work in this way.

Spend quality time with my kid.


The students will receive a quality education.


As the staff looks toward the future, its game plan is to provide quality care.

In nutrition the goal is to provide quality nutrition services to the populations served.

Many fail to track the results of their work, for instance, or to define exactly what results constitute quality performance.

Now we have closely monitored play groups, play dates, and quality time.

The equation is simple: the successful parts of modern economies are based on knowledge, and that means quality education.

We have a superb safety record, and offer quality track time.

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