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.
Sometimes quan·ti·tive [kwon-ti-tiv] /ˈkwɒn tɪ tɪv/.
Origin of quantitative
1575–85;Related formsquan·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·ly, adverbnon·quan·ti·ta·tive·ness, nounun·quan·ti·ta·tive, adjective
< Medieval Latin quantitātīvus,
equivalent to Latin quantitāt-
(stem of quantitās
+ -īvus -ive
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Derived Formsquantitatively or quantitively, adverb 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
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Word Origin and History for quantitive
1580s, "having quantity," from Medieval Latin quantitativus, from stem of Latin quantitas (see quantity). Meaning "measurable" is from 1650s. Related: Quantitatively.
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