quale

quale

[kwah-lee, -ley, kwey-]
noun, plural qualia [kwah-lee-uh, kwey-] . Philosophy.
1.
a quality, as bitterness, regarded as an independent object.
2.
a sense-datum or feeling having a distinctive quality.

Origin:
1665–75; < Latin quāle, neuter singular of quālis of what sort

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quale (ˈkwɑːlɪ, ˈkweɪ-)
 
n , pl -lia
philosophy an essential property or quality
 
[C17: Latin, neuter singular of qualis of what kind]

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