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 Festival Foods confirmed Schinner’s products had been removed from its stores, but no other products were singled out, said Kayla Paul, quality assurance and regulatory affairs specialist for the chain. Deena Shanker, latimes.com, "Big Dairy wants you to know vegan butter isn’t actually butter," 20 June 2019 Waldock said airlines have plenty of security and backup security and checks and balances, including quality assurance workers, to oversee work. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "American Airlines sabotage saga: What we know and safety questions answered," 6 Sep. 2019 Many of the exploits that installed the implant were the result of flaws the Project Zero researchers said would have been easy to catch with standard quality assurance and code-hardening processes. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Armed with iOS 0days, hackers indiscriminately infected iPhones for two years," 30 Aug. 2019 Human milk banks have to put in place stringent quality assurances to prevent infection from spreading. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz Africa, "Kenya hopes its first human milk bank will save infants’ lives," 13 Aug. 2019 Cassie Petty, vice president of human resources and quality assurance, has been with the company for 35 years, starting straight out of high school. Grace Connatser, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's Standard Electric Supply Co. celebrates 100 years in business," 3 July 2019 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 Ordinarily a firm in such a position would need to invest heavily in monitoring its workers—hiring staff to carry out quality assurance by taking Uber rides incognito, for instance. The Economist, "User-rating systems are cut-rate substitutes for a skilful boss," 28 June 2018 Nature’s Way uses PureCheck quality assurance to test every batch for purity and potency – an important test that confirms the product matches the claim on its label. Danielle Page, USA TODAY, "What everyone should know about Omega-3s," 1 June 2018

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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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“Quality assurance.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quality%20assurance. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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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

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