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quantitative

[ kwon-ti-tey-tiv ]
/ ˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪ tɪv /
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adjective
that is or may be estimated by quantity.
of or relating to the describing or measuring of quantity.
of or relating to a metrical system, as that of classical verse, based on the alternation of long and short, rather than accented and unaccented, syllables.
of or relating to the length of a spoken vowel or consonant.
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Sometimes quan·ti·tive [kwon-ti-tiv] /ˈkwɒn tɪ tɪv/ .

Origin of quantitative

First recorded in 1575–85; from Medieval Latin quantitātīvus, equivalent to Latin quantitāt- (stem of quantitās “amount”) + -īvus adjective suffix; see origin at quantity, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM quantitative

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quantitative

qualitative, quantitative
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British Dictionary definitions for quantitative

quantitative

quantitive

/ (ˈkwɒntɪtətɪv, -ˌteɪ-) /

adjective
involving or relating to considerations of amount or sizeCompare qualitative
capable of being measured
prosody denoting or relating to a metrical system, such as that in Latin and Greek verse, that is based on the relative length rather than stress of syllables

Derived forms of quantitative

quantitatively or quantitively, adverb
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