qualitative analysis


noun Chemistry.

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

noun

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Medical definitions for qualitative analysis

qualitative analysis
[ kwŏlĭ-tā′tĭv ]

n.

The testing of a substance or mixture to determine the characteristics of its chemical constituents.
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Scientific definitions for qualitative analysis

qualitative analysis
[ kwŏlĭ-tā′tĭv ]

See under analysis.
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