quality control


: an aggregate of activities (such as design analysis and inspection for defects) designed to ensure adequate quality especially in manufactured products
quality controller noun

Examples of quality control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Look for suppliers who source their products from reputable manufacturers and have strict quality control measures in place. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Nov. 2023 Product quality: Promote brands that prioritize quality control and provide third-party lab test results. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Sep. 2023 This ensures that the hemp is grown under strict regulations and quality control standards. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 24 Sep. 2023 The cost would include the development and implementation of a new data collection system, database maintenance and data quality control oversight, inspection of facilities, and responding to complaints and levels that exceeded limits, among other things. Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2023 In addition, strict regulations and quality control measures are crucial components of the global supply chain that will likely continue to develop and ensure consumer safety and product consistency. Peter Su, Rolling Stone, 11 Sep. 2023 The string of recalls suggests Trader Joe's needs to pay closer attention to quality control, said University of Notre Dame professor Kaitlin Wowak. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2023 These genes were linked with fertility, development, locomotion, protein quality control, and resilience to stress. WIRED, 8 Aug. 2023 Dallas added Floyd to its coaching staff over the offseason as an assistant defensive line and defensive quality control coach. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quality control was in 1935

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“Quality control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quality%20control. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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