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qualitative

[ kwol-i-tey-tiv ]
/ ˈkwɒl ɪˌteɪ tɪv /
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adjective
pertaining to or concerned with quality or qualities.
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Origin of qualitative

1600–10; <Late Latin quālitātīvus, equivalent to quālitāt- (stem of quālitās) quality + -īvus-ive

OTHER WORDS FROM qualitative

qual·i·ta·tive·ly, adverbnon·qual·i·ta·tive, adjectivenon·qual·i·ta·tive·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH qualitative

qualitative , quantitative
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British Dictionary definitions for qualitative

qualitative
/ (ˈkwɒlɪtətɪv, -ˌteɪ-) /

adjective
involving or relating to distinctions based on quality or qualitiesCompare quantitative

Derived forms of qualitative

qualitatively, adverb
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