quality circle

noun

: a group of employees who volunteer to meet regularly to discuss and propose solutions to problems (as of quality or productivity) in the workplace

Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quality circle was in 1979

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“Quality circle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quality%20circle. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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