The sandwich is made with thick tiles of quality bread and adorned with lettuce and tomato.
His decision reflected a quality—largely extinct in show business now—called integrity.
How do you do quality control when other people are writing for your brand?
Information technology is the key to affordable, quality care.
In large airports with multiple terminals, the quality of screening varies greatly according to the age of the buildings.
There is a quality which we recognize as "doggy," and as something distinctive.
quality not quantity had ever been the Woodbridge cry, and it should remain so as long as he had any power.
To begin with, the quality of the letters has to be considered.
Their quality always consisted in their adaptation to the purpose.
Cannon did not suffer from any disappointment as to the quality of the liquor.
c.1300, "temperament, character, disposition," from Old French qualite "quality, nature, characteristic" (12c., Modern French qualité), from Latin qualitatem (nominative qualitas) "a quality, property; nature, state, condition" (said [Tucker, etc.] to have been coined by Cicero to translate Greek poiotes), from qualis "what kind of a," from PIE pronomial base *kwo- (see who).
Meaning "degree of goodness" is late 14c. Meaning "social rank, position" is c.1400. Noun phrase quality time first recorded 1977. Quality of life is from 1943. Quality control first attested 1935.
The totality of features and characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs. Not to be mistaken for "degree of excellence" or "fitness for use" which meet only part of the definition.