quale

noun
qua·​le | \ ˈkwä-lē How to pronounce quale (audio) , -ˌlā \
plural qualia\ ˈkwä-​lē-​ə How to pronounce quale (audio) \

Definition of quale

1 : a property (such as redness) considered apart from things having the property : universal
2 : a property as it is experienced as distinct from any source it might have in a physical object

First Known Use of quale

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quale

Latin, neuter of qualis of what kind

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“Quale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quale. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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