Qua meaning

kwā, kwä
In the function, character, or capacity of; as.

The President qua Commander in Chief.

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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.

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In the capacity or character of; as.

The president qua head of the party mediated the dispute.

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(radio slang, statement) Here is news of ... (call sign).
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(radio slang, question) Have you news of ... (call sign)?
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Origin of qua

  • Latin quā feminine ablative sing. of quī who kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition