Quality is the merit of something. It is the collection of attributes that make an experience, product or service valuable. Quality assurance is the practice of making sure that an experience, product or service conforms to requirements and specifications.
Quality vs Quality AssuranceQuality is a subjective term. A high quality meal to one person may be a mediocre meal to the next. As such, quality is a product of design, engineering and professional insight. Activities such as designing fashion, engineering vehicles and preparing food are acts of defining quality. Quality assurance is the detection and prevention of defects in products, services and experiences. In this context, quality is often defined as "conformance to requirements." As such, quality assurance isn't concerned quality in the eyes of customers. As long as things match requirements, they pass.
|Definition||The merit of something.||The practice of making sure things conform to specifications.|
|Associated With||DesignEngineeringProfessional Creativity||TestingControlModels & Standards|
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