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 quāle neuter of quālis of what kind ; see quality .
- A property considered separately from a thing having that property.