quale

[ 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.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of quale

1665–75; <Latin quāle, neuter singular of quālis of what sort
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for quale

British Dictionary definitions for quale

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012