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[ kwon-ti-tey-tiv ]


  1. that is or may be estimated by quantity.
  2. of or relating to the describing or measuring of quantity.
  3. 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.
  4. of or relating to the length of a spoken vowel or consonant.


/ ˈkwɒntɪtətɪv; -ˌteɪ- /


  1. involving or relating to considerations of amount or size Compare qualitative
  2. capable of being measured
  3. 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
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Derived Forms

  • ˈquantitatively, adverb
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Other Words From

  • quan·ti·ta·tive·ly quan·ti·tive·ly adverb
  • quan·ti·ta·tive·ness quan·ti·tive·ness noun
  • non·quan·ti·ta·tive adjective
  • non·quan·ti·ta·tive·ness noun
  • un·quan·ti·ta·tive adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of quantitative1

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

They started with a quantitative screen estimating where stocks may be valued at the end of 2021 assuming they “hit analyst numbers and see a return to normalized multiples.”

From Fortune

Beyond data mining, these pieces of content also reach the human eyes that are ultimately scanning for qualitative and quantitative points to help them determine their investment strategies.

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We conducted a cross-sectional quantitative survey, designed to be representative of young women in these communities.

Our quantitative estimates for each race are converted into qualitative ratings as described in the chart below.

From Ozy

Galileo merged mathematics with natural philosophy and quantitative experimental methodology to provide a foundation for understanding nature on nature’s terms, rather than Aristotle’s.

These so-called quantitative easing measures were intended to keep interest rates low.

Chairman of the Federal Reserve:  “Quantitative Easing it is!”

Yellen was present at the creation of quantitative easing, and is pledging to continue the policy until it works.

Republicans have tried for the last several years to make it seem as if quantitative easing is a tool of the hard left.

The objections to quantitative easing were generally pro forma and not particularly articulate.

Quantitative estimation does not furnish much of definite clinical value.

Quantitative estimation of the total sulphates yields little of clinical value.

We suffer, nearly all of us, from a lack of quantitative grasp and from an imperfect grasp of form.

From Walden's work it appears that the dielectric constant finally determines the quantitative ionizing effect of a solvent.

The change in the quantity of water brought about the difference in resultthe quantitative relations were altered thereby.





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