Philos. a quality, as whiteness, loudness, etc., abstracted as an independent, universal essence from a thing
Origin of qualeL, neuter singular of qualis, of what kind ; from base of qui, who: see what
A property, such as whiteness, considered independently from things having the property.
Origin of qualeFrom Latin quale, neuter of qualis, of what kind; see quality.
- A property considered separately from a thing having that property.