quality control

noun
a system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in an existing product or service by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required.


Origin:
1930–35

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quality control
 
n
control of the relative quality of a manufactured product, usually by statistical sampling techniques

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quality control definition

testing
The assessment of product compliance with stated requirements. Quality control should be independent from production.
(2001-05-20)

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What attracted me to the vibrant chaos of urban life was its evident lack of
  quality control.
Quality control inspector, quality control supervisor, quality coordinator.
Publishers could still have the roles of quality control and marketing.
But the technology has been adapted to only a limited set of materials, and
  there have been questions about quality control.
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