['kwɒntɪtətɪv, -ˌteɪtɪv]
1》 relating to or measured by quantity. Often contrasted with qualitative.
2》 denoting or relating to verse whose metre is based on the length of syllables, as in Latin, as opposed to the stress, as in English.
quantitatively adverb
C16 (in the sense 'having spatial extent'): from med. L. quantitativus, from L. quantitas (see quantity).

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • quantitative — quan‧ti‧ta‧tive [ˈkwɒnttətɪv ǁ ˈkwɑːntteɪ ] adjective connected with amounts rather than with the quality or nature of something: • the introduction of new quantitative import restrictions * * * quantitative UK US /ˈkwɒntɪtətɪv/ US … …   Financial and business terms

  • Quantitative — Quan ti*ta*tive, a. [Cf. F. quantitatif.] Relating to quantity. {Quan ti*ta*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Quantitative analysis} (Chem.), analysis which determines the amount or quantity of each ingredient of a substance, by weight or by volume; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quantitative — (adj.) 1580s, from M.L. quantitativus, from L. quantitas (see QUANTITY (Cf. quantity)). Related: Quantitatively …   Etymology dictionary

  • quantitative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of, concerned with, or measured by quantity. DERIVATIVES quantitatively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • quantitative — [kwänt′ə tāt΄iv] adj. [ML quantitativus] 1. having to do with quantity 2. capable of being measured 3. having to do with the quantity of a speech sound 4. having to do with a system, as in classical prosody, in which syllables are classified as… …   English World dictionary

  • Quantitative — A quantitative attribute is one that exists in a range of magnitudes, and can therefore be measured. Measurements of any particular quantitative property are expressed as a specific quantity, referred to as a unit, multiplied by a number.… …   Wikipedia

  • quantitative — ● quantitatif, quantitative adjectif Qui concerne la quantité, en particulier par opposition à qualitatif : Produit intéressant sur le plan quantitatif. ● quantitatif, quantitative (expressions) adjectif Analyse quantitative, analyse qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quantitative — [[t]kwɒ̱ntɪtətɪv, AM teɪt [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Quantitative means relating to different sizes or amounts of things. [FORMAL] ...the advantages of quantitative and qualitative research. ...the quantitative analysis of migration. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • Quantitative — Analysis A*nal y*sis, n.; pl. {Analyses}. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; ? up + ? to loose. See {Loose}.] 1. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses or of the intellect, into its constituent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quantitative — quan|ti|ta|tive [ˈkwɔntıtətıv US ˈkwa:ntıteı ] adj formal relating to amounts rather than to the quality or standard of something quantitative analysis/methods/data etc ▪ We need to do a proper quantitative analysis of this problem. →↑qualitative …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quantitative — adjective connected with amounts rather than with the quality or nature of something: quantitative estimates | quantitative chemical analysis compare qualitative quantitatively adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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