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That's a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty.
Roberta Flack

Meaning of "primary qualities" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRIMARY QUALITIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRIMARY QUALITIES

noun
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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Primary qualities is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PRIMARY QUALITIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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 thinkers such as Galileo and Descartes made similar distinctions. Primary qualities are thought to be properties of objects that are independent of any observer, such as solidity, extension, motion, number and figure. These characteristics convey facts. They exist in the thing itself, can be determined with certainty, and do not rely on subjective judgments. For example, if a ball is round, no one can reasonably argue that it is a triangle. Secondary qualities are thought to be properties that produce sensations in observers, such as color, taste, smell, and sound. They can be described as the effect things have on certain people. Knowledge that comes from secondary qualities does not provide objective facts about things. Primary qualities are measurable aspects of physical reality. Secondary qualities are subjective.

Definition of primary qualities in the English dictionary

The definition of primary qualities in the dictionary is those properties of objects that are directly known by experience, such as size, shape, and number.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRIMARY QUALITIES

primary care
primary cell
primary colour
primary dentition
primary education
primary effect
primary election
primary feather
primary health care
primary mirror
primary processes
primary producer
primary producing country
primary product
primary school
primary schoolteacher
primary stress
primary teacher
primary tense
primary winding

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRIMARY QUALITIES

abilities
activities
amenities
authorities
capabilities
celebrities
cities
communities
disabilities
entities
facilities
humanities
minorities
opportunities
parties
possibilities
qualities
quantities
responsibilities
universities
utilities

Synonyms and antonyms of primary qualities in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «primary qualities» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRIMARY QUALITIES

Find out the translation of primary qualities to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of primary qualities from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «primary qualities» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小学素质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cualidades primarias
570 millions of speakers

English

primary qualities
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्राथमिक गुण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصفات الأولية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

первичные качества
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

qualidades primárias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাথমিক গুণাবলী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

qualités primaires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kualiti utama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

primären Qualitäten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

原発の資質
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기본 자질
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Utami utami
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phẩm chất chính
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதன்மை குணங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्राथमिक गुण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birincil nitelikler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

qualità primarie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

podstawowe cechy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

первинні якості
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

calități primare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρωταρχικές ιδιότητες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

primêre kwaliteite
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

primära kvaliteter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

primære kvaliteter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of primary qualities

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRIMARY QUALITIES»

The term «primary qualities» is used very little and occupies the 158.135 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRIMARY QUALITIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about primary qualities

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QUOTES WITH «PRIMARY QUALITIES»

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Roberta Flack
That's a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRIMARY QUALITIES»

Discover the use of primary qualities in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to primary qualities and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing ...
Nevertheless, as I hope to establish, the distinction is clearly implicit in some of Locke's key formulations of the distinction between primary qualities and secondary qualities, and it is a direct consequence of the main line of argument for that ...
Lawrence Nolan, 2011
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Selected Philosophical Papers of Robert Boyle
When the theory of elements gave way to the corpuscular theory, the primary qualities became the uniform qualities of all the parts of matter, and the secondary qualities were still their causal derivatives. The new primary qualities appear to be ...
Robert Boyle, Michael Alexander Stewart, 1991
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The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics
It is plainly evident that he believes the material world would be adequately composed of the primary qualities alone, but it is not evident what status the secondary qualities have. Galileo does not deny that we sense primary qualities, and he ...
Richard A. Watson, 1998
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Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy
Primary qualities are sensible qualities that exist independently of any perceiver. Shape, size, location, and motion are examples of primary qualities. Secondary qualities are qualities whose existence depends on a perceiver. Examples of ...
Douglas Soccio, 2012
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An Introduction to the History of Psychology
it was Locke's fliend and teacher Robert Boyle who introduced the terms primary qualities and secondary qualities, and Locke borrowed the terms from him (Locke , 1706/1974). Unfortunately, primary and secondary qualities have been ...
B. Hergenhahn, Tracy Henley, 2013
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Reason and Responsibility: Readings in Some Basic Problems ...
The other two are only powers to act differently upon other things: which powers result from the different modifications of those primary qualities. 24. But, though the two latter sorts of qualities are powers barely, and nothing but powers, relating ...
Joel Feinberg, Russ Shafer-Landau, 2008
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Nietzsche and the Transcendental Tradition
Since the early modern period, physicists and natural philosophers have held that the physical world can be fully characterized in terms of primary qualities ( such as extension, position, and motion) and that secondary qualities (such as color ...
Michael Steven Green, 2002
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Ideas Pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and to a ...
If I, as a "naive149 human being" who is "deceived by the senses" have yielded to my inclinations to develop such reflections, I now recall, as a "scientific" human being the well-known distinction between secondary and primary qualities ...
Edmund Husserl, 1983
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Ideas, Qualities, and Corpuscles: Locke and Boyle on the ...
When he uses the expression 'such as' in defining primary qualities Locke means qualities of a sort that are inseparable, whether to reason or to sense, i.e. shape, size and mobility. Our conception of body depends upon both the mind and the ...
Peter Alexander, 1985
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The Measurement of Sensation: A Critique of Perceptual ...
These statements suggest a different form of the distinction: Secondary qualities are perceivable qualities, primary qualities are unperceivable. Primary qualities are the insensible qualities of the insensible particles of body; secondary qualities ...
C. Wade Savage, 1970

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRIMARY QUALITIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term primary qualities is used in the context of the following news items.
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4 Attributes to Demonstrate on Your Primary Medical School Essay
Empathy is one of the primary qualities of a good physician, and it's something admissions staff will look to see examples of in applicant essays. «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
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In Social Life, We Know Truth through Human Relationships
They claim, against idealism, phenomenology, and hermeneutics, that we can have access to primary qualities of the world as it is in itself without being ... «Big Think, Jul 15»
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Craze Of "Comedy Night With Kapil" Decreases
One of Mr. Sharma's primary qualities, hailing from a non-world class and non-English-talking foundation, is evidently that he “talks the dialect ... «Mizo News, Jul 15»
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What Qualities Make a Good Vineyard?
The primary qualities I assess at any vineyard site are: Drainage: how, where, and how quickly water goes through the vineyard. This is an ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
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Fintech: Changing the Way We Save and Invest
Consumer fintech platforms targeting young individuals have surged in popularity. The primary qualities of these apps making them attractive to ... «FXStreet, May 15»
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Thinking Straight About Curved Space
The inhabitants of the physicists' space are fields and objects that have only primary qualities – size, distance, number of instances. They are void of secondary ... «Philosophy Now, May 15»
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BOOK REVIEW: Weeping Waters
Unfortunately its primary qualities, from its roguish characters to its sharp stabs at crimes belying SA's land discourse is compromised by the ... «BDlive, Apr 15»
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Customer Experience: Frictionless First, Then Delightful
However, after you've made your customer experience reliable, relevant, valuable and trustable – the four primary qualities of a frictionless ... «Pulse, Apr 15»
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The Observer Review: The Calculus of Falling Bodies
And all of the variety in The Calculus of Falling Bodies is united by, in this reader's eyes, three primary qualities: exactness, emotiveness and ... «The Texas Observer, Apr 15»
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Innovative Drilling Mud Additive Dramatically Reduces Downhole …
... any others ever added to drilling mud. Engineered to be bio-stable and ultimately biodegradable, the lubricant exhibits two primary qualities: «Oil and Gas Industry Latest News, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Primary qualities [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/primary-qualities>. Apr 2020 ».