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What is a quality?

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I wonder whether anyone here in the forum has gathered material for producing a better definition  of "quality" than what I've seen elsewhere:

The ordinary dictionary definition of "quality" is a distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something.

Latin scholastics translated Aristotle's "poion" as "quality" but Joe Sachs translates poion as "of-this-kind" and emphasizes that poion should NOT be thought of as synonymous with "quality".

Anything along these lines would be helpful.

 

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