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quality

noun uk   /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.ti/ us    /ˈkwɑː.lə.t̬i/

quality noun (STANDARD)

B1 [C or U] how good or bad something is: a shop advertising top quality electrical goods The food was of such poor/low quality. Their products are of very high quality. I only buy good-quality wine. The quality of the picture on our television isn't very good.Quality and standard B1 [U] a high standard: He's not interested in quality. All he cares about is making money.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good quality of life the level of enjoyment, comfort, and health in someone's life: My quality of life has improved tremendously since I moved to the country.Lifestyles and their study

quality noun (CHARACTERISTIC)

B2 [C] a characteristic or feature of someone or something: leadership qualities He has a lot of good qualities but being organized isn't one of them. [+ to infinitive] I don't think he has the right qualities to be a teacher. This cheese has a rather rubbery quality to it (= it is like rubber).Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysisConditions and characteristics

quality

adjective uk   /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.ti/ us    /ˈkwɑː.lə.t̬i/
B1 [before noun] of a high standard: This is a quality product.mainly UK The story received little coverage in the quality papers (= more serious newspapers).Extremely good [after verb] informal very good: That gig was quality.Informal words for goodGood, better and bestQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of quality from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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