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qualitative analysis

noun Chemistry.
  1. the analysis of a substance in order to ascertain the nature of its chemical constituents.
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Origin of qualitative analysis

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for qualitative analysis

qualitative analysis

  1. See analysis (def. 4)
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qualitative analysis in Medicine

qualitative analysis

  1. The testing of a substance or mixture to determine the characteristics of its chemical constituents.
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qualitative analysis in Science

qualitative analysis

  1. See under analysis.
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