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Consistence vs. Quality

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Consistencenoun

(archaic) The physical quality which is given by the degree of firmness, solidity, density, and viscosity; consistency.

Qualitynoun

(uncountable) Level of excellence.

‘This school is well-known for having teachers of high quality.’; ‘Quality of life is usually determined by health, education, and income.’;

Consistencenoun

The staying together, or remaining in close relation, of non-physical things.

‘Her performance has lacked consistence over the last year.’; ‘This composer's musical work is of extraordinary consistence.’;

Qualitynoun

(countable) A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person.

‘One of the qualities of pure iron is that it does not rust easily.’; ‘While being impulsive can be great for artists, it is not a desirable quality for engineers.’; ‘Security, stability, and efficiency are good qualities of an operating system.’;

Consistencenoun

(obsolete) Standing still; quiescence; state of rest.

Qualitynoun

(archaic) High social position. (See also the quality.)

‘A peasant is not allowed to fall in love with a lady of quality.’; ‘Membership of this golf club is limited to those of quality and wealth.’;

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Consistencenoun

(obsolete) The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity.

Qualitynoun

(uncountable) The degree to which a man-made object or system is free from bugs and flaws, as opposed to scope of functions or quantity of items.

Consistencenoun

(obsolete) That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.

Qualitynoun

(thermodynamics) In a two-phase liquid–vapor mixture, the ratio of the mass of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.

Consistencenoun

The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity.

‘Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it restore itself to the natural consistence.’; ‘We are as water, weak, and of no consistence.’; ‘The same form, substance, and consistency.’;

Qualitynoun

The third step in OPQRST where the responder investigates what the NOI/MOI feels like.

‘To identify quality try asking, "what does it feel like?".’;

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Consistencenoun

A degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or spissitude; a measure of the ability to hold together when manipulated.

‘Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a sirup.’;

Qualityadjective

Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose.

‘We only sell quality products.’; ‘That was a quality game by Jim Smith.’; ‘A quality system ensures products meet customer requirements.’;

Consistencenoun

That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.

‘The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence of orders and members.’;

Qualitynoun

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.’;

Consistencenoun

Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.

‘His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting consistency.’;

Qualitynoun

Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.

‘I made that inquiry in quality of an antiquary.’;

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Consistencenoun

Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character.

‘That consistency of behavior whereby he inflexibly pursues those measures which appear the most just.’; ‘Consistency, thou art a jewel.’;

Qualitynoun

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.

Consistencenoun

a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts

Qualitynoun

An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.

‘He had those qualities of horsemanship, dancing, and fencing which accompany a good breeding.’;

Consistencenoun

the property of holding together and retaining its shape;

‘when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake’;

Qualitynoun

Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character.

‘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.’;

Qualitynoun

an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone;

‘the quality of mercy is not strained’;

Qualitynoun

a degree or grade of excellence or worth;

‘the quality of students has risen’; ‘an executive of low caliber’;

Qualitynoun

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’;

Qualitynoun

(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’;

Qualitynoun

high social status;

‘a man of quality’;

Qualityadjective

of superior grade;

‘choice wines’; ‘prime beef’; ‘prize carnations’; ‘quality paper’; ‘select peaches’;

Qualityadjective

of high social status;

‘people of quality’; ‘a quality family’;

Qualitynoun

the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something

‘an improvement in product quality’; ‘these colleges provide a better quality of education’;

Qualitynoun

general excellence of standard or level

‘a masterpiece for connoisseurs of quality’;

Qualitynoun

short for quality paper

Qualitynoun

high social standing

‘commanding the admiration of people of quality’;

Qualitynoun

people of high social standing

‘he's dazed at being called on to speak before quality’;

Qualitynoun

a distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something

‘he shows strong leadership qualities’; ‘the plant's aphrodisiac qualities’;

Qualitynoun

the distinguishing characteristic or characteristics of a speech sound.

Qualitynoun

any of three properties (cardinal, fixed, or mutable), representing types of movement, that a zodiacal sign can possess.

Qualityadjective

of good quality; excellent

‘he's a quality player’;

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