Secondary qualities

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Secondary qualities those qualities of bodies which are not inseparable from them as such, but are dependent for their development and intensity on the organism of the percipient, such as color, taste, odor, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

Plato also approaches very near to our doctrine of the primary and secondary qualities of matter.
"Timaeus" by Plato
The ideas of colours, sounds, and other secondary qualities are excluded.
"A Treatise of Human Nature" by David Hume
But what if the same arguments which are brought against Secondary Qualities will hold good against these also?
"Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists" by George Berkeley
Up or down, both are secondary to finding out, first of all, what quality, what balance of tone the phrase demands.
"Violin Mastery" by Frederick H. Martens
Only one, that characterized by secondary accentuation, has no such discriminable quality of phases.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Secondary qualities, 36, 344.
"Illusions" by James Sully
Locke met this difficulty by a theory of primary and secondary qualities.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
In art, quality is everything; quantity is only a secondary consideration.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Secondary though they are to moral and mental qualities, they should be ever highly valued.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
These secondary qualities are colours, sounds, tastes, etc.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Consistently with this, Brown rejects Reid's distinction between the primary and secondary qualities.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
Yet this may be considered secondary matter; and I hasten to record the qualities of his heart and disposition.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Difference between primary and secondary qualities in bodies.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
And as it is with pain or touch, so it is with every sensation with which any of the so-called secondary qualities of matter are identical.
"Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics" by William Thomas Thornton
We may now turn to the way in which we draw the distinction with respect to the secondary qualities of physical things.
"Kant's Theory of Knowledge" by Harold Arthur Prichard
The soil must be of such a quality as to convert this territory into an enormous secondary battery.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
The number of secondary schools is being increased, their quality improved, and their types varied.
"Boy Labour and Apprenticeship" by Reginald Arthur Bray
As regards the character or quality of its source, evidence is distinguished into primary and secondary.
"The Gunpowder Plot and Lord Mounteagle's Letter" by Henry Hawkes Spink Jr.
Qualities, primary and secondary, i.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4)" by George Grote
QUALITIES: primary and secondary, 221.
"Studies in Logical Theory" by John Dewey
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In news:

"To advance technical development of liquid steel handling and secondary refining through improved safety, quality, and productivity ".
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In science:

Use of A-statistic allows us to partially compensate for the mismatch between the template and the true signal and to change the structure of the quality surface eliminating some of the secondary maxima.
The search for spinning black hole binaries in mock LISA data using a genetic algorithm
The basic idea is to allow secondary users to access the spectrum while providing certain guaranteed quality of service (QoS) performance measures for the high-priority licensed primary users (PUs).
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
It’s high quality factor (ratio of transition frequency to natural linewidth) of 3.2 × 1024 makes it interesting for a secondary frequency standard.
Low Energy Antiproton Experiments -- A Review
Unfortunately the intensity of such secondary beams is quite low, and even worse is the quality (contamination by π− , energy spread).
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
BNL and the Fermilab NuMI beam [138] placed segmented ion chamber arrays directly in the secondary beam as beam quality monitors.
Accelerator Neutrino Beams
Secondary track selection criteria have been optimized to ensure the quality of the momentum reconstruction as well as a clean time-of-flight measurement while maintaining high reconstruction and particle identification efficiencies.
Results from HARP and their implications for neutrino physics
The “direct” electron temperature in the low-ionization re gion of the galactic gas and the high quality optical spectra make it possible to estimate the log(N/O) abundances of these combined galaxies properly, which is useful to understand the “prima ry ” and/or “secondary ” origin of the nitrogen element.
The direct oxygen abundances of metal-rich galaxies derived from electron temperature
In the past, hypernuclear spectroscopy has been studied with hadronic reactions, severely hampered by the poor beam quality of the secondary pion and kaon beams.
Recent Experimental Results from JLab
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