[ kwah-lee, -ley, kwey- ]
/ ˈkwɑ li, -leɪ, ˈkweɪ- /
noun, plural qua·li·a [kwah-lee-uh, kwey-]. /ˈkwɑ li ə, ˈkweɪ-/. Philosophy.
a quality, as bitterness, regarded as an independent object.
a sense-datum or feeling having a distinctive quality.
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Origin of quale
1665–75; <Latin quāle, neuter singular of quālis of what sort
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Example sentences from the Web for quale
Hi tamen interdum talia faciunt, qualia qui vere philosophantur.History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)|Adolph Harnack
British Dictionary definitions for quale
/ (ˈkwɑːlɪ, ˈkweɪ-) /
noun plural -lia (-lɪə)
philosophy an essential property or quality
Word Origin for quale
C17: Latin, neuter singular of qualis of what kind
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