The quality

Also found in: Idioms.
those of high rank or station, as distinguished from the masses, or common people; the nobility; the gentry.

See also: Quality

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A quality management system (QMS) is a technique used to explain to employees what is required and to influence employee actions to complete tasks according to the quality specifications.
The book examines the quality control in food and beverage industries including quality programmes, control strategies and analysis.
So assuming validity for the IQS and the VDS, it would seem that the quality of Toyota and Honda products is both perceived and real.
In creating a holistic, well-integrated program, significant changes in the quality of the course development process will "occur in the way education is conceptualized, funded, designed, and delivered.
Science SQC, New Quality Control Principle: The Quality Strategy of Toyota
Beyond our knowledge, we are hired for the quality of service we provide.
Assessing the Quality of Daycare Services Based on the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development reports.
The Institute of Medicine report "Crossing the Quality Chasm" recommends sharing data with providers and paying for performance as cornerstones in closing the gap in clinical quality.
As environmental enforcement becomes stricter and the quality of paper rises in Asia, the trend will be to use more modified starch to control waste discharge, enhance paper quality, and increase productivity.
So much more goes into the quality picture than just pleasing the resident at the table.
Despite software's increased importance to organizations, the quality of software is often lacking.