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Definition of Quality


  1. The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank.
  2. Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.
  3. That which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait; as, the tones of a flute differ from those of a violin in quality; the great quality of a statesman.
  4. An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.
  5. Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character.

Quality Quotations

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
Walter Anderson

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Steve Jobs

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
George Washington
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Quality Translations

quality in Danish is egenskab
quality in Dutch is eigenschap
quality in Finnish is laatu, ominaisuus
quality in Latin is qualitas
quality in Norwegian is kvalitet, egenskap
quality in Portuguese is qualidade
quality in Spanish is calidad
quality in Swedish is egenskap, kvalificera, kvalitet

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