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primary quality

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noun Epistemology.
  1. any of the qualities inherent in an object, namely quantity, extent, figure, solidity, and motion or rest.

Origin of primary quality

First recorded in 1650–60
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British Dictionary definitions for primary qualities

primary qualities

pl n
  1. (in empiricist philosophy) those properties of objects that are directly known by experience, such as size, shape, and number
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