Definition of quality adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkwɒləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɑːləti//
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  1. 1[only before noun] used especially by people trying to sell goods or services to say that something is of a high quality We specialize in quality furniture. quality service at a competitive price Try our top range of quality products. We offer a quality service to all customers.
  2. 2(British English, slang) very good ‘What was the film like?’ ‘Quality!’
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in the senses ‘character, disposition’ and ‘particular property or feature’): from Old French qualite, from Latin qualitas (translating Greek poiotēs), from qualis ‘of what kind, of such a kind’.
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