The word quality is a noun. Quality means (1) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone, (2) a degree or grade of excellence or worth, (3) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound), (4) a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something, (5) high social status.
Quality is also an adjective that means (1) of high social status, (2) of superior grade.
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This quality control consultant directory contains information about quality control consultants in virtually every state of the USA. The digital image on the home page depicts the quality control process.
Weather tight homes tend to trap airborne particles inside, where everyday household contaminants can become concentrated. The result is that indoor air can become more polluted than the air outdoors.
Founded in 1910, the American Camp Association (formerly known as the American Camping Association) is a community of camp professionals who have joined together to share their knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. In their role as camp professionals, they advocate quality, developmental experiences for children, youth, and families.
This association of long term and post-acute care providers advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans. Their members provide essential care to individuals in both not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities. AHCA represents the long-term care community to government, business leaders, and the general public. It serves as a force for change, providing information, education, and administrative tools that enhance quality at every level.
Air cleaners make living space more comfortable by improving the quality of indoor air through a filtration system. This site focuses on residential and commercial air cleaners.
Comparison shopping is just like it sounds - comparing two or more things against each other in order to find the best quality and price. This website includes information about comparison shopping, as well as links to comparison-shopping sites.
Digital cameras enable photographers to quickly shoot quality photos with various lenses. This page includes a discussion of camera lenses and links to selected camera lens manufacturers.
Brand-name diamonds are more consistent in their cut and quality than non-branded diamonds. Learn more about brand-name diamonds and find links to popular brand-name diamond suppliers.
Social bookmarking is a way for Internet users to store and manage their favorite online resources. Social bookmarking sites allow users to share these resources among a peer network and vote on quality information and links.
Website design can mean the difference between lots of visitors, or none at all. When it comes to whether a website is frequently used, accessibility and quality of information rank highest on the list.
Offers replacement parts for hundreds of BBQs and gas grills, charcoal grills, outdoor fireplaces and smokers. This vendor also supplies filters and parts for air quality appliances such as air conditioners, air cleaners, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers. Both homeowners and appliance repair workers will appreciate the website's Help Center as well as the owner manuals, service manuals, and spec data on this site.
The mission of the CDC, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. It has been in existence since 1946. The CDC tracks emerging diseases around the world, environmental threats, and lifestyle choices such as smoking. Information about the CDC, its projects, news, and other information is on their web site.
Choice hotel is the franchiser of many hotels including Quality Inn, Comfort Inn and others. Users can make reservations, search for hotels in any location, see the kinds of business and meeting arrangements that are available, and sign up for the rewards program, among other things.
ISC is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation dedicated to supporting the infrastructure of the universal, connected, self-organizing Internet by developing and maintaining core production quality software, protocols, and operations. On the website, users can find out information about software, publications, training, and much more.
Founded in 1901, NIST is a federal agency within the United States Commerce Department. The NIST strives to promote the nation's innovation and competitiveness by advancing science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance our economic security and quality of life.
Rhapsody is a membership-based music service that gives users unlimited access to a catalog of millions of full-length, CD quality tracks. Unlike other services, Rhapsody allows users as many downloads as they like for a set monthly fee and users can burn CDs and play their MP3 players. However, Rhapsody does not work with IPods. Full explanations of their services and costs on the website.
Scopus, an Elsevier product, is a subscription-only abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. It includes journal publications, conference proceedings, scientific web pages, patents, and an alert service. It also has smart tools to track, visualize, and analyze research. On the website, users can get a free trial and view a demo.
The USGS provides the nation with scientific information about the Earth. This information is used to help manage the country's natural resources efficiently, minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters, and protect and enhance our quality of life.
Chris Craft is a U.S. builder of motor yachts, launches, cruisers, and bow-riders that range in length from 22 feet to 42 feet. In their boat designs, Chris Craft focuses on elegance, reliability, and quality.
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