secondary quality

noun Epistemology.
one of the qualities attributed by the mind to an object perceived, such as color, temperature, or taste.
Compare primary quality.


Origin:
1690–1700

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The process goal is direct discharge of clarified effluent of secondary quality or better.
The tertiary plant is therefore putting out secondary quality water under heavy influent loadings.
Achieving a secondary quality effluent is less likely for a high-rate filter without a second-stage process.
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