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 The Giants have 13, including a quality assurance coach. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Mets’ deal for Francisco Lindor had look of Betts-to-Dodgers trade," 9 Jan. 2021 Supply Link is known for selling thermometers for vaccine quality assurance and has done business with the state for years. Joe Carlson, Star Tribune, "Company agrees to surrender a half-million counterfeit N95 masks to the state to be destroyed," 22 Dec. 2020 Teo Rothman, 28, a quality assurance manager based in Uppsala, came down with the coronavirus in the spring while living in Stockholm. Nils Adler, Los Angeles Times, "Sweden took pride in its light-touch approach to the pandemic. Now it’s reconsidering," 10 Dec. 2020 Upon arrival, the vaccine undergoes a quality assurance process that takes 12 to 24 hours. James Paton, Fortune, "Britons will roll up their sleeves on Tuesday for a COVID vaccine jab as the world anxiously watches," 7 Dec. 2020 The Republic used only records that passed the agency’s quality assurance test and excluded the first three weeks because some nursing homes might have included cases from prior to those weeks. Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic, "Yuma assisted-living facility reports coronavirus outbreak," 4 Dec. 2020 Inspectors from Metro’s quality assurance, internal compliance and oversight department, which is in charge of internal audits, will be doing the same. Washington Post, "Metro’s plans to correct safety deficiencies in its rail operations center sent back for more work," 11 Nov. 2020 The company will hire workers in engineering, manufacturing sciences, quality assurance, project management and business development. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, "Drug manufacturer startup plans headquarters in Fishers," 22 Oct. 2020 The award recognizes medical facilities that are able to meet quality assurance measures set out by the AHA for the diagnosis and treatment of patients having a stroke. Dallas News, "Mesquite hospital gets top marks for treatment of stroke patients," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of quality assurance

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Quality assurance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quality%20assurance. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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