follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

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
1690-1700
1690-1700
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for secondary quality

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for secondary

15
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with secondary-quality