any of the qualities inherent in an object, namely quantity, extent, figure, solidity, and motion or rest.
- Compare secondary quality.
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In other words, the marble has the primary quality of matter, extension.Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews | Thomas Henry Huxley
We leave it to you intact and actual—not deducting even a single primary quality.Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge | Alexander Philip
It is a primary quality of the nervous system, present or absent to the degree determined by each individual's original nature.How to Teach | George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy