quality of life

noun phrase

Definition of quality of life

: overall enjoyment of life : general well-being … the male characters on the show not only have a better chance of survival; they're also more likely to improve their quality of life through friendship.— Juliet Lapidos specifically : the degree to which a person or group is healthy, comfortable, and able to enjoy the activities of daily living Migraine is a common disorder that can severely affect patients' quality of life and daily function. New England Journal of Medicine often hyphenated when used before another noun A number of recent surveys have identified noise as New York City's greatest quality-of-life issue. — Tom Vanderbilt abbreviation QOL

First Known Use of quality of life

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Quality of life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quality%20of%20life. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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