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I am trying to remember a synonym for "being" or "in terms of" ... It is a Latin word that has entered the English language.

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I'm not sure that's enough context. Are you perhaps thinking of qua - in the capacity or character of? – FumbleFingers Jun 15 '12 at 16:40
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Qua : in the capacity or character of : as

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Thanks, you are the best!!! – Adam Mosheh Jun 15 '12 at 16:44
Nah, FumbleFingers is the best, he beat me by about 15 seconds :). – choster Jun 15 '12 at 18:31

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