- Chemistry. the analysis of a substance to determine the amounts and proportions of its chemical constituents.Compare qualitative analysis.
- Business. the use of especially computerized mathematical analysis to support decision making, make business forecasts or investment recommendations, etc.
Origin of quantitative analysis
First recorded in 1840–50
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- The testing of a substance or mixture to determine the amounts and proportions of its chemical constituents.
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- See under analysis.
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