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Quality is the degree to which a thing meets the requirements.


  • The degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfills requirements. Quality is a multi-faceted concept. The dimensions of quality that are con-sidered most important depend on user perspectives, needs and priori-ties, which vary across groups of users.
  • Adjective. In common use, of or having superior or high quality, or being perceived as superior, without specific qualification.
  • A peculiar and essential character, the degree of some characteristic meet-ing expectations. Quality is defined through four virtues – clarity, ele-gance, simplicity, and value.


Other definitions:

  • Quality is the degree of excellence of a thing.
  • Fit for use.


Quality is parent of data quality


Earley, S. (2011). The DAMA Dictionary of Data Management (DDDM). Technics Publications, LLC, New Jersey.

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