quality control


noun

a system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in an existing product or service by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required.

Nearby words

  1. qualitative analysis,
  2. qualitative identity,
  3. quality,
  4. quality assurance,
  5. quality circle,
  6. quality factor,
  7. quality of life,
  8. quality point,
  9. quality point average,
  10. quality time


Origin of quality control

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for quality control

quality control

noun

control of the relative quality of a manufactured product, usually by statistical sampling techniques
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