Qua is defined as in the function of, or in the capacity of.
An example of qua is an assistant manager acting as manager while the manager is out sick; the assistant manager qua manager.
in the function, character, or capacity of; as: the President qua Commander in Chief
Origin of quaL, ablative singular feminine of qui, who
In the capacity or character of; as: The president qua head of the party mediated the dispute.
Origin of quaLatin qua, feminine ablative sing. of qu&imacron;, who; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.
- (radio slang, question) Have you news of ... (call sign)?
- (radio slang, statement) Here is news of ... (call sign).