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quale

[kwah-lee, -ley, kwey-] /ˈkwɑ li, -leɪ, ˈkweɪ-/
noun, plural qualia
[kwah-lee-uh, kwey-] /ˈkwɑ li ə, ˈkweɪ-/ (Show IPA).
Philosophy
1.
a quality, as bitterness, regarded as an independent object.
2.
a sense-datum or feeling having a distinctive quality.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin quāle, neuter singular of quālis of what sort
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  • It is possible that qualia qualities are dimensions.
  • Some people argue about qualia, which is a term referring to the qualitative feel of consciousness.
  • Setting aside for a moment the problem of qualia, what consciousness and self entails is actually remarkably well agreed upon.
British Dictionary definitions for qualia

quale

/ˈkwɑːlɪ; ˈkweɪ-/
noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə)
1.
(philosophy) an essential property or quality
Word Origin
C17: Latin, neuter singular of qualis of what kind
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Word Origin and History for qualia

quale

n.

"death, destruction," Old English cwalu, cognate with Old Norse kval "torment, torture," from a variant of the root of quell.

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