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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:38 pm

since we just discussed "quality",
and to add some life to this monopolized site:


qua

\KWAH\
in the capacity or character of : as
-The school gym qua dance floor was where Oscar and Nanette fell in love.

qua," a term that comes to us from Latin. It can be translated as "which way" or "as," and it is a derivative of the Latin "qui," meaning "who."
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Postby Slava » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:03 pm

Also known as that without which you cannot have a sine qua non.
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Postby tedholzman » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:26 pm

Might throw in "quiddity" to compare with "quality".
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