qua·le | \ ˈkwä-lē , -ˌlā \
plural qualia\ˈkwä-lē-ə \

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

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Complimenti davvero, sei stata una delle migliori figure sportive nella quale mi sono imbattuto. SI.com, "Football World Pays Tribute to Davide Astori After Tragic Death of Fiorentina Defender," 4 Mar. 2018 Beach yourself at Queensland’s award-winning qualia resort, and cast off with any of these tours. Condé Nast Traveler, "Beyond the Basics: Australia," 6 Mar. 2018

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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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