quality


quality
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noun
1 how good/bad sth is
ADJECTIVE
excellent, exceptional, good, high, outstanding, superior, top

All our cakes are made with top-quality ingredients.

inferior, low, poor
variable, varying
product, service
audio, recording, sound
image, picture, video
air, water
food
artistic, technical
VERB + QUALITY
maintain
enhance, improve, raise
affect, compromise, impact (AmE), impact on, impair (esp. BrE), reduce, sacrifice

How can we increase production without sacrificing quality?

assess, determine, evaluate, judge, measure, monitor, rate, test
deliver

We aim to deliver quality to our customers.

QUALITY + VERB
vary
improve
go down, suffer

When costs are cut, product quality suffers.

QUALITY + NOUN
control
assurance
standards
PREPOSITION
of … quality

The photos are of variable quality.

PHRASES
quality of life

Advances in technology would, it was hoped, improve the quality of life.

2 characteristic
ADJECTIVE
admirable, desirable, endearing, fine, good, great, positive
negative
redeeming

I found him thoroughly unpleasant, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

individual, personal
inherent, innate, intrinsic
distinctive, particular, special, unique, wonderful
elusive, rare, star

a singer with that elusive quality that sells records

They have real star quality.

essential, important
aesthetic, artistic, literary
dreamlike, magical, timeless
moral, spiritual
physical
feminine, masculine
leadership
VERB + QUALITY
have, possess
display, show
lack
give

The music gives the movie a dreamlike quality.

{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
adj.
Quality is used with these nouns: ↑beer, ↑content, ↑craftsmanship, ↑education, ↑food, ↑furniture, ↑hotel, ↑ingredient, ↑magazine, ↑merchandise, ↑newspaper, ↑paper, ↑press, ↑produce, ↑product, ↑reproduction, ↑service, ↑shopping, ↑stationery, ↑time, ↑wine, ↑workmanship

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Quality — • Various definitions of quality and its forms or divisions Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Quality     Quality     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • quality — qual·i·ty n pl ties 1: a special, distinctive, or essential character: as a: a character, position, or role assumed those acts of ownership, which the person called to the succession can only do in quality of heir Louisiana Civil Code b: the… …   Law dictionary

  • quality — [kwôl′ə tē, kwäl′ə tē] n. pl. qualities [ME qualite < OFr < L qualitas < qualis, of what kind: see QUALE] 1. any of the features that make something what it is; characteristic element; attribute 2. basic nature; character; kind 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • quality — (n.) c.1300, temperament, character, disposition. from O.Fr. qualite (12c., Mod.Fr. qualité), from L. qualitatem (nom. qualitas; said to have been coined by Cicero to translate Gk. poiotes), from qualis of what sort, from PIE pronomial base *kwo… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quality — [n1] characteristic, feature affection, affirmation, aspect, attribute, character, condition, constitution, description, element, endowment, essence, factor, genius, individuality, kind, make, mark, name of tune*, nature, nature of beast*,… …   New thesaurus

  • Quality — Quality. См. Качество. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • quality — is descriptive of organic composition of substance, expressed in definite quantitative units, and definitive of character, nature and degree of excellence of an article. Dean Rubber Mfg. Co. v. U. S., C.A.Mo., 356 F.2d 161, 163. In respect to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • quality — ► NOUN (pl. qualities) 1) the degree of excellence of something as measured against other similar things. 2) general excellence. 3) a distinctive attribute or characteristic. 4) archaic high social standing. ORIGIN Latin qualitas, from qualis of… …   English terms dictionary


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