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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 of secondary quality
1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for secondary quality
  • 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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