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primary quality

noun, Epistemology.
any of the qualities inherent in an object, namely quantity, extent, figure, solidity, and motion or rest.
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1650-60 Unabridged
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primary qualities

plural noun
(in empiricist philosophy) those properties of objects that are directly known by experience, such as size, shape, and number
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