Essential Meaning of quality
1 : how good or bad something is Pollution affects air/water quality. The restaurant serves food of high quality. [=the food at the restaurant is very good] The dress material is of poor quality. [=the dress material is not good]
2 : a characteristic or feature that someone or something has : something that can be noticed as a part of a person or thing Honesty is a desirable quality. Stubbornness is one of his bad qualities. See More ExamplesShe has strong leadership qualities. The house has many fine qualities. His music has a primitive quality.
3 : a high level of value or excellence wine of quality [=very good wine] They offer quality at a reasonable price.
Full Definition of quality
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : peculiar and essential character : nature her ethereal quality— Gay Talese
b : an inherent feature : property had a quality of stridence, dissonance— Roald Dahl
2a : degree of excellence : grade the quality of competing air service — Current Biography
b : superiority in kind merchandise of quality
4a : a distinguishing attribute : characteristic possesses many fine qualities
b archaic : an acquired skill : accomplishment
5 : the character in a logical proposition of being affirmative or negative
6 : vividness of hue
7a : timbre
b : the identifying character of a vowel sound determined chiefly by the resonance of the vocal chambers in uttering it
8 : the attribute of an elementary sensation that makes it fundamentally unlike any other sensation
Definition of quality (Entry 2 of 2)
: being of high quality
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