quantitative analysis

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  1. Chemistry. the analysis of a substance to determine the amounts and proportions of its chemical constituents.: Compare qualitative analysis.

  2. Statistics. the use of mathematical analysis, especially computerized, to better understand variable components in a system, as in business forecasts or investment recommendations.

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Origin of quantitative analysis

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for quantitative analysis

quantitative analysis

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Scientific definitions for quantitative analysis

quantitative analysis

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