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the quality

The condition of something, usually as good or bad. I can barely hear you—the quality of this phone call is terrible. I was willing to spend a little more on these boots because the quality is great.
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chuckle with (a particular quality)

To laugh in a particular manner. I couldn't help but chuckle with delight when I saw the little girl feed her ice cream cone to her dog.
See also: chuckle, particular

nice and some quality

[being or having] enough of some quality; adequately; sufficiently. It is nice and cool this evening. I think your steak is nice and done now, just the way you like it.
See also: and, nice, quality

quality time

time spent with someone allowing interaction and closeness. He was able to spend a few minutes of quality time with his son, Buxton, at least once every two weeks.
See also: quality, time

quality Joe

n. an innocent or straight (male) person. (Underworld.) Lefty is not what I would call your average quality Joe.
See also: joe, quality
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9 requires the CPA to have a system of quality control and describes an adequate system of quality control as: "a process to provide the member with reasonable assurance that the firm (public practice) or employer's (nonpublic practice) personnel comply with applicable professional standards.
It also can open the door to a larger variety of grades and levels of quality within food categories.
However, it is challenging to develop, manage, and enforce a contract for software services that will ensure that the contractor delivers the specified services or end product within prescribed levels of performance and quality.
Clarity: Clarity is fidelity of the signal itself, which can affect voice quality as well as numerous other factors, which contribute to clarity.
While competition with foundries in Asia is intense, it is enhanced by a sometimes unimpressive quality showing from stateside suppliers.
Over time, a significant number of skilled workers will flow out of education and into other industries, The quality of teachers will decline relative to the quality of workers in other knowledge-intensive industries.
And Convis is straightforward about what keeps workers in a quality mindset: "The commitment to ongoing long-term employment is very, very important to people, and that is a critical thing that makes Toyota different.
Quality is the common thread found in all tax practices and is multi-dimensional.
Known as a "green" building, Four Times Square's innovative indoor air quality systems were toured by construction industry leaders as part of the day's events.
Insure access to, coverage for, and quality of care (capital, organizational structures and mechanisms)
The new standards are based on recommendations of the AICPA joint task force on quality control standards, which was established to develop general guidance for a system of quality control.
For most of this century, catalogers and catalog administrators have struggled with the concept of quality cataloging.
The main concern is that ISO takes an extremely narrow look at quality assurance, mainly in the area of documentation.
Even well-managed molders whose quality procedures already meet many ISO requirements have experienced such benefits as a result of formal certification.
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