quality assurance


Definition of quality assurance

: a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met

Examples of quality assurance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

About half of those are deemed worthy of advancing to the storyboarding phase, which is followed by multiple rounds of animation and review, the addition of visual effects, quality assurance testing and, finally, publication. Reggie Ugwu, New York Times, "At Snapchat, Redrawing the Bounds of Reality," 14 June 2018 The prime-time spectacle, which played out on national television, highlighted a delicate dance between customer expectations and quality assurance, risk consultants said. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "Nike’s Blowout Underscores How Perception of Safety and Quality Can Affect Reputation," 21 Feb. 2019 Applicants were disqualified for failing to meet a certain threshold of points in each of the five plans scored: business, operations, quality assurance, security and financial. Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com, "Another error found in Ohio's medical marijuana cultivator scoring process," 30 Apr. 2018 The courses of eight to 12 weeks, at night and on weekends, focus on vocational skills such as structural steel design, building-cost estimating, software quality assurance and green building guidelines. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers Faces Recruiting Hurdle," 12 Aug. 2018 This raises questions about the electric carmaker’s quality assurance process, which should be able to guarantee uniform stopping distances, no matter the environment. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Tesla’s Quick Fix For Its Braking System Came from the Ether," 30 May 2018 About: Morfa will oversee all operational aspects of the facility, from patient care to new hires to quality assurance. miamiherald, "Senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for the week of June 25, 2018," 25 June 2018 Malwarebytes identified the skills its quality assurance testers would need to stay relevant in the rapidly changing cybersecurity industry. Tracey Lien, latimes.com, "Algorithms are coming for their jobs, so workers are teaching themselves algorithms," 4 May 2018 The losses include 547 customer service workers, 38 team leaders and 55 other employees, including administrators, quality assurance workers and recruiters, according to a notice the company filed with the Idaho Department of Labor. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "This Boise call center just laid off hundreds of workers," 5 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'quality assurance.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of quality assurance

1973, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about quality assurance

Statistics for quality assurance

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for quality assurance

The first known use of quality assurance was in 1973

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for quality assurance

quality assurance


English Language Learners Definition of quality assurance

: the activity of checking goods or services to make sure that they are good

quality assurance

quality as·​sur·​ance | \ -ə-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s How to pronounce quality assurance (audio) \

Medical Definition of quality assurance

: a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met

More from Merriam-Webster on quality assurance

Britannica English: Translation of quality assurance for Arabic Speakers

Comments on quality assurance

What made you want to look up quality assurance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


behavior toward others

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!