quality

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  • An inherent or distinguishing characteristic; a property.
  • A personal trait, especially a character trait.
  • Essential character; nature.
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  • Superiority of kind.
  • Degree or grade of excellence.
  • Investments that have a low risk of loss or default.
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  • High social position.
  • Those in a high social position.
  • Timbre, as determined by harmonics.
  • The character of a vowel sound determined by the size and shape of the oral cavity and the amount of resonance with which the sound is produced.
  • The positive or negative character of a proposition.
  • Having a high degree of excellence.
  • Specifically, in <em>acoustics</em>, that in a particular sound or tone which distinguishes it from other sounds or tones of the same pitch and loudness; timbre; tone-color: as, the <em>quality</em> of a violin tone. See <internalXref urlencoded="timbre">timbre</internalXref>.
  • In the <em>fine arts</em>, especially <em>painting</em>, often used to designate body, richness, and depth of color, or similar attributes of style in modelling or of relief in architectural detail.
  • In <em>psychophysics</em>, one of the constituent attributes of the elementary mental process, sensation, or affection; that attribute which individualizes the element and from which it receives its name.
  • To supply with qualities or a quality.
  • To estimate at a certain value.
  • That from which anything can be said to be such or such; a character expressible by an adjective admitting degrees of comparison, but not explicitly relative nor quantitative: thus, blueness, hardness, agility, and mirthfulness are <em>qualities.</em>
  • One of those characters of a person or thing which make it good or bad; a moral disposition or habit.
  • A distinguished and characteristic excellence or superiority: as, this wine has <em>quality.</em>
  • Degree of excellence or fineness; grade: as, the food was of inferior <em>quality</em>; the finest <em>quality</em> of cloth.
  • A title, or designation of rank, profession, or the like.
  • Rank; profession; occupation; function; character sustained.
  • Persons of the same calling or fraternity.
  • Nobility or gentry, either abstractly (as, persons of <em>quality</em>) or concretely (as, the <em>quality</em>). But the former is obsolescent, the latter obsolete or now vulgar.
  • Character in respect to dryness or moisture, heat or cold, these being the elemental qualities from which it was supposed other properties, especially those of drugs and the temperaments, were compounded.
  • Cause; occasion: an incorrect use.
  • In <em>logic</em>: The character of a proposition as affirmative or negative.
  • The character of apprehension as clear and distinct or obscure and confused.
  • A quality really existing in a body, and not imputed.
  • A derivative quality.
  • A patible quality.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> and <em>Quality, Property, Attribute, Accident, Characteristic, Character, Affection, Predicate, Mark, Difference, Diathesis, Determination. Quality</em> is that which makes or helps to make a person or thing such as he or it is. It is not universal, and in one popular sense it implies an excellence or a defect. In popular speech a <em>quality</em> is intellectual or moral; in metaphysics it may be also physical. A <em>property</em> is that which is viewed as peculiarly one's own, a peculiar quality. An <em>attribute</em> is a high and lofty character: the <em>attributes</em> of Cod are natural, as omniscience, omnipotence, etc., and moral, as holiness, justice, mercy, etc. “<em>Accident</em> is an abbreviated expression for accidental or contingent quality.” (<em>Sir W. Hamilton</em>, Metaph., vi.) <em>Characteristic</em> is not a term of logic or philosophy; it stands for a personal, peculiar, or distinguishing quality: as, yellow in skin, horn, milk, etc., is a <em>characteristic</em> of Guernsey cattle. <em>Characteristics</em> may be mental, moral, or physical. <em>Character</em> is the most general of these words; a <em>character</em> is anything which is true of a subject. In another sense <em>character</em> (as a collective term) is the sum of the characteristics of a person or thing, especially the moral characteristics. The word always views them as making a unit or whole, and has lower and higher uses. The other words are somewhat technical. <em>Affection</em> is used in various senses. <em>Predicate</em> and <em>mark</em> are very general words in logic. <em>Difference</em> is a character distinguishing one class of objects from others. <em>Diathesis</em>, the corresponding Greek form, is applied in medicine to peculiarities of constitution. <em>Determination</em> is a more recent philosophical term denoting a character in general.
  • 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.
  • Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.
  • 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
  • An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.
  • Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character.
  • a kind of worsted tape used in Scotland for binding carpets, and the like.
  • those of high rank or station, as distinguished from <contr>the masses</contr>, or common people; the nobility; the gentry.
  • Level of <xref>excellence</xref>
  • The third step in <xref>OPQRST</xref> where the responder investigates what the <xref>NOI</xref>/<xref>MOI</xref> feels like.
  • A <xref>property</xref> or an <xref>attribute</xref> that <xref>differentiates</xref> a thing or person.
  • In a two-<xref>phase</xref> <xref>liquid</xref>-<xref>vapor</xref> mixture, the <xref>ratio</xref> of the <xref>mass</xref> of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.
  • <xref>High</xref> <xref>social</xref> <xref>position</xref>. (See also <xref>the quality</xref>.)
  • The degree to which a man-made object or system is free from bugs and flaws, as opposed to scope of functions or quantity of items.
  • Being of <xref>good</xref> <xref>worth</xref>, <xref>well</xref> <xref>made</xref>, <xref>fit</xref> for <xref>purpose</xref>.
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