[ kwon-ti-tey-tiv-lee ]


  1. in a way that uses or involves numbers, calculations, measurements, or quantities: Compare qualitatively ( def ).

    We use mathematical models to quantitatively predict our experimental results.

    Bubble oscillation and vessel wall velocity were quantitatively measured.

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Other Words From

  • non·quan·ti·ta·tive·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of quantitatively1

First recorded in 1550–60; quantitative ( def ) + -ly ( def )
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Example Sentences

All this quantitative stuff that’s been added to the core skiing experience, like the 100-day clubs, vertical-foot clubs, and the track-your-friends technology, becomes less meaningful.

Having a more quantitative, unbiased method, in terms of experimental design, is a good thing.

Podcast host Galen Druke chats with quantitative editor Laura Bronner and elections analyst Nathaniel Rakich about how exit polls will be conducted and what to make of them.

Still, she says, it’s important to do this kind of careful, quantitative analysis to assess flight ability — although “the fossil record of this group is really bad.”

Nonetheless, there is nothing fundamentally quantitative about the scientific study of life.

So, the big question remains: Is Berlusconi quantitatively more corrupt than his predecessors?

Zinc sulphide is, indeed, precipitated quantitatively by hydrogen sulphide from the acetate solution.

It is probable that the two cases are only quantitatively different.

It must always be examined quantitatively for the residue left on evaporation.

Some economist ought therefore to give us a treatise in which this property instinct is carefully and quantitatively examined.

Von Hartmann is entirely in the right when he asserts that variability is neither qualitatively nor quantitatively unlimited.





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