qua·​le ˈkwä-lē How to pronounce quale (audio)
plural qualia ˈkwä-lē-ə How to pronounce quale (audio)
: a property (such as redness) considered apart from things having the property : universal
: a property as it is experienced as distinct from any source it might have in a physical object

Word History


Latin, neuter of qualis of what kind

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quale was in 1675

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“Quale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quale. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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