primary/secondary quality


primary/secondary quality

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  • Primary/secondary quality distinction — The primary/secondary quality distinction is a conceptual distinction in epistemology and metaphysics, concerning the nature of reality. It is most explicitly articulated by John Locke in his Essay concerning Human Understanding , but earlier… …   Wikipedia

  • secondary quality — noun : a mode of perception induced by some character of an object that does not coincide with the perception itself such qualities, which in truth are nothing in the objects themselves, but powers to produce various sensations in us by their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • secondary quality — Epistemology. one of the qualities attributed by the mind to an object perceived, such as color, temperature, or taste. Cf. primary quality. [1690 1700] * * * …   Universalium

  • Quality (philosophy) — A quality (from Lat. qualitas [Morwood, 1995] ) is an attribute or a property. Attributes are ascribable, by a subject, whereas properties are possessible [Cargile, 1995] . Some philosophers assert that a quality cannot be defined [Metaphysics of …   Wikipedia

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  • primary quality — noun : a quality (as bulk) that is inseparable from a physical object and is in it as in our perception of it these I call original or primary qualities of body, which I think we may observe to produce simple ideas in us, viz. solidity, extension …   Useful english dictionary

  • primary quality — Epistemology. any of the qualities inherent in an object, namely quantity, extent, figure, solidity, and motion or rest. Cf. secondary quality. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Secondary lens — Primary lens redirects here. See also prime lens. In photography, a secondary lens is a lens designed to be used in conjunction with another lens, called the primary lens.A secondary lens may be designed to be used either in front of the primary… …   Wikipedia

  • Secondary — Sec ond*a*ry, a. [Cf. F. secondaire, L. secundaire. See {Second}, a.] 1. Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate. [1913 Webster] Wheresoever there is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Secondary accent — Secondary Sec ond*a*ry, a. [Cf. F. secondaire, L. secundaire. See {Second}, a.] 1. Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate. [1913 Webster] Wheresoever… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English