noun, plural qua·li·a [kwah-lee-uh, kwey-] /ˈkwɑ li ə, ˈkweɪ-/. Philosophy.
- quaking aspen,
- quaking bog,
- quaking grass,
- qualified majority voting
Origin of quale
Examples from the Web for quale
This over-simplification has the effect of making the quale, as a term of inference, ambiguous.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
Mrs. Quale was dressed and in the sick chamber with all speed.
The differentia is not a genus, nor does it respond to the question Quid est, but to the question Quale quid est.Aristotle|George Grote
This afternoon all was quiet; Quale told me the men were holding a meeting.'
In the kitchen behind, 'washing up' after dinner, was his helpmate, Mrs. Quale.
noun plural -lia (-lɪə)
Word Origin for quale
"death, destruction," Old English cwalu, cognate with Old Norse kval "torment, torture," from a variant of the root of quell.