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 Though not all respirators are made in America, many can be just as effective as N95s — the issue that plagues consumers now, however, are counterfeit masks that are marketed as true respirators, which are regulated for quality assurance. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 8 Jan. 2022 The position will be responsible for quality assurance and will conduct inspections, fire investigations, and assist with community education programs. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Dec. 2021 Last Friday’s layoffs, affecting a dozen Raven Software contractors who test games for quality assurance, were billed as part of a studio restructuring. Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2021 Some in-person demonstrations have taken place at the quality assurance office in Austin, Texas. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2021 Pinnacle Dermatology’s compliance and quality assurance programs lead the industry. NBC News, 20 Dec. 2021 This week's strike is a more open-ended work stoppage in direct response to the dismissal of 12 quality assurance contractors at subsidiary Raven Software late last week. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 9 Dec. 2021 This includes ongoing influencer communications and quality assurance checks to ensure that campaign content and publishing schedules are on track. Danielle Wiley, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 The 50-year-old quality assurance worker was several hours into her night shift at Mayfield Consumer Products with more than 100 other employees when a tornado swept through and flattened the metal building on top of them. Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of quality assurance

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quality assurance was in 1973

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18 Jan 2022

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“Quality assurance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quality%20assurance. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of quality assurance

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

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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

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