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quality

noun
 
 
/ˈkwɒləti/
GOOD OR BAD [U] B1 how good or bad something is: good/high quality poor/low quality The air quality in this area is terrible. All we are asking for is a decent quality of life. The spokeswoman says a quality control system is being developed for next year.Quality and standard
GOOD [U] B1 the fact of being very good or well made: A designer label isn't necessarily a guarantee of quality.Extremely good
CHARACTER [C] B2 part of the character or personality of someone or something: leadership qualities Joe has a lot of good qualities, but I don't think he has the ability to discipline the team.Quality and standardMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysisConditions and characteristics
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