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secondary quality

noun, Epistemology.
1.
one of the qualities attributed by the mind to an object perceived, such as color, temperature, or taste.
Compare primary quality.
Origin of secondary quality
1690-1700
1690-1700
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  • It is in fact almost entirely in this secondary quality that their interest lies; their ostensible subject-matter is unimportant.

    Books and Characters Lytton Strachey
  • "Likeness is quite a secondary quality," said Aurelle condescendingly.

    General Bramble Andr Maurois

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