- pertaining to or concerned with quality or qualities.
Origin of qualitative
Examples from the Web for qualitatively
The threats of the late 2010s will be qualitatively different.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Hide From Russian Radar
April 28, 2014
That was a qualitatively different thing, and I opposed it from the start.When Liberals Enable Tyrants
September 6, 2013
You mean its effect is qualitatively different from that of any other explosion?Disowned
But qualitatively, the tendency is for men to become what society expects.The Value of Money
Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Any pleasure is qualitatively unique, being precisely the harmony of one set of conditions with its appropriate activity.Ethics
John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
On the Internet, we come closer to what emerges as a qualitatively new form of human interaction.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The novel is read neither quantitatively nor qualitatively in Spain.Russia: Its People and Its Literature
Emilia Pardo Bazán
- involving or relating to distinctions based on quality or qualitiesCompare quantitative
Word Origin and History for qualitatively
early 15c., "that produces a (physical) quality," from Medieval Latin qualitativus "relating to quality," from stem of Latin qualitas "a quality, property, nature" (see quality). Meaning "concerned with quality" is from c.1600 in English, from French qualitatif or Medieval Latin qualitativus. Related: Qualitatively.