quality

[ kwol-i-tee ]
/ ˈkwɒl ɪ ti /

noun, plural qual·i·ties.

adjective

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Origin of quality

1250–1300; Middle English qualite<Old French <Latin quālitās, equivalent to quāl(is) of what sort + -itās-ity

synonym study for quality

1. Quality, attribute, property agree in meaning a particular characteristic (of a person or thing). A quality is a characteristic, innate or acquired, that, in some particular, determines the nature and behavior of a person or thing: naturalness as a quality; the quality of meat. An attribute was originally a quality attributed, usually to a person or something personified; more recently it has meant a fundamental or innate characteristic: an attribute of God; attributes of a logical mind. Property applies only to things; it means a characteristic belonging specifically in the constitution of, or found (invariably) in, the behavior of a thing: physical properties of uranium or of limestone.

OTHER WORDS FROM quality

qual·i·ty·less, adjectivenon·qual·i·ty, noun, plural non·qual·i·ties.sub·qual·i·ty, noun, plural sub·qual·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for quality

quality
/ (ˈkwɒlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

Word Origin for quality

C13: from Old French qualité, from Latin quālitās state, nature, from quālis of what sort
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