[kwey, kwah] /kweɪ, kwɑ/
as; as being; in the character or capacity of:
The work of art qua art can be judged by aesthetic criteria only.
[kou-sah si-ne kwah nohn; English kaw-zuh sahy-nee kwey non, kaw-zuh sin-ey kwah nohn] /ˈkaʊ sɑ ˈsɪ nɛ kwɑ ˈnoʊn; English ˈkɔ zə ˈsaɪ ni kweɪ ˈnɒn, ˈkɔ zə ˈsɪn eɪ kwɑ ˈnoʊn/
an indispensable condition; requisite.
in the capacity of; by virtue of being
“as, in the capacity of,” from Latin qua “where? on which side? at which place? which way? in what direction?” figuratively “how? in what manner? by what method?; to what extent? in what degree?” correlative pronomial adverb of place, from PIE *kwo-, stem of relative and interrogative pronouns (cf. Old English hwa “who;” see who).
[kwey-lood] /ˈkweɪ lud/ Pharmacology, Trademark. 1. a brand of . n. 1965, proprietary name (trademark by Wm. H. Rohrer Inc., Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) of methaqualone. Quaalude Quaa·lude (kwā’lōōd’) A trademark formerly used for methaqualone.
[kwak] /kwæk/ noun 1. a fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill. 2. a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to skill, knowledge, or qualifications he or she does not possess; a charlatan. adjective 3. being a quack: a quack psychologist who complicates everyone’s problems. 4. presented falsely as having curative powers: quack medicine. 5. […]
[kwak] /kwæk/ noun 1. the harsh, throaty cry of a duck or any similar sound. verb (used without object) 2. to utter the cry of a duck or a sound resembling it. [kwak] /kwæk/ noun 1. a fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill. 2. a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to skill, knowledge, […]
[kwak-uh-ree] /ˈkwæk ə ri/ noun, plural quackeries. 1. the practice or methods of a . 2. an instance of this. /ˈkwækərɪ/ noun (pl) -eries 1. the activities or methods of a quack n. 1690s, from quack (n.) + -ery. noun The practices of ”quacks”: and knew it was ”world-class quackery” (1709+)