[ kwon-ti-tey-tiv ]
/ ˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪ tɪv /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM quantitative
quan·ti·ta·tive·ly, quan·ti·tive·ly, adverbquan·ti·ta·tive·ness, quan·ti·tive·ness, nounnon·quan·ti·ta·tive, adjectivenon·quan·ti·ta·tive·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quantitativequalitative, quantitative
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How to use quantitative in a sentence
Mitt Romney just publicly said the Federal Reserve shouldn't go ahead with another round of quantitive easing .Stimulus for Conservatives|David Frum|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Other than quantitive changes are not noticed, except as provocations to homiletic discourse.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
Before writing quantitive verse it is necessary to learn to think in quantities.The Poetical Works of Robert Bridges|Robert Bridges
British Dictionary definitions for quantitative
/ (ˈkwɒntɪtətɪv, -ˌteɪ-) /
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 quantitativequantitatively or quantitively, adverb
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