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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 qual·i·ty /ˈkwɑləti/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 qual·i·ty /ˈkwɑlətɪ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 質量; 性質; 屬性 Q; QUAL

From: Network Terminology

 品質 質量

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Qual·i·ty n.; pl. Qualities
 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.
    We lived most joyful, obtaining acquaintance with many of the city not of the meanest quality.   --Bacon
 2. Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.
    I made that inquiry in quality of an antiquary.   --Gray.
 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.
 Note:Qualities, in metaphysics, are primary or secondary. Primary are those essential to the existence, and even the conception, of the thing, as of matter or spirit Secondary are those not essential to such a conception.
 4. An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.
    He had those qualities of horsemanship, dancing, and fencing which accompany a good breeding.   --Clarendon.
 5. Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character. “Persons of quality.”
 Quality binding, a kind of worsted tape used in Scotland for binding carpets, and the like.
 The quality, those of high rank or station, as distinguished from the masses, or common people; the nobility; the gentry.
    I shall appear at the masquerade dressed up in my feathers, that the quality may see how pretty they will look in their traveling habits.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- Property; attribute; nature; peculiarity; character; sort; rank; disposition; temper.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize
             carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches" [syn: choice,
              prime(a), prize, select]
      2: of high social status; "people of quality"; "a quality
      n 1: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or
           someone; "the quality of mercy is not
      2: a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of
         students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber" [syn: caliber,
      3: a characteristic property that defines the apparent
         individual nature of something; "each town has a quality
         all its own"; "the radical character of our demands" [syn:
          character, lineament]
      4: (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice
         or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was
         rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell
         summoned them to meet" [syn: timbre, timber, tone]
      5: high social status; "a man of quality"