from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A property, such as whiteness, considered independently from things having the property.
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- n. A property considered separately from a thing having that property.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plague; murrain.
- A Middle English form of quail.
- n. A Middle English dialectal form of whale.
- n. An object named or considered as having a quality.
- n. Specifically In psychology, in the phrases spatial quale, quote of spatiality, the irreducible element or attribute of spaciousness, bidimensional, tridimensional, or indefinite, posited by nativistic theories of space-perception for some or all sensations.
- n. A nativistic theory of space perception. See quale, 2.
From Latin quāle, neuter of quālis, of what kind; see quality.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)