[kwah-lee, -ley, kwey-] /ˈkwɑ li, -leɪ, ˈkweɪ-/
noun, plural qualia
[kwah-lee-uh, kwey-] /ˈkwɑ li ə, ˈkweɪ-/ (Show IPA). Philosophy.
a quality, as bitterness, regarded as an independent object.
a sense-datum or feeling having a distinctive quality.
noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə)
(philosophy) an essential property or quality
“death, destruction,” Old English cwalu, cognate with Old Norse kval “torment, torture,” from a variant of the root of quell.
[kwol-uh-fahy-uh-buh l] /ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being : qualifiable statements.
[kwol-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a quality, accomplishment, etc., that fits a person for some function, office, or the like. 2. a circumstance or condition required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, or the like. 3. the act of ; state of being . […]
[kwol-uh-fi-key-ter] /ˈkwɒl ə fɪˌkeɪ tər/ noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. (in an ecclesiastical court) an officer charged with examining cases and preparing them for trial.
- Qualified majority
noun a specified number within a majority that is required for a definitive vote, esp. in a weighted voting system; also, the raising of the simple majority requirement of 50-percent-plus-one to a higher level, in order to protect the rights of the minority