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n. pl. qua·li·a (-lē-ə)
A property, such as whiteness, considered independently from things having the property.

[From Latin quāle, neuter of quālis, of what kind; see quality.]
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(ˈkwɑːlɪ; ˈkweɪ-)
n, pl -lia (-lɪə)
(Philosophy) philosophy an essential property or quality
[C17: Latin, neuter singular of qualis of what kind]
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(ˈkwɑ li, -leɪ, ˈkweɪ li)

n., pl. -li•a (-li ə)
a quality, as bitterness, regarded as an independent object.
[1665–75; < Latin quāle, neuter singular of quālis of what sort]
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