Definition of quantitative in English:


Line breaks: quan¦ti¦ta|tive
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɒntɪˌtətɪv
, -ˌteɪtɪv/


  • 1Relating to, measuring, or measured by the quantity of something rather than its quality: quantitative analysis Often contrasted with qualitative.
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    • Yet this is in many ways a quantitative rather than a qualitative distinction.
    • Evaluation may involve subjective and objective measures and qualitative and quantitative approaches.
    • That may be appropriate, but using these qualitative data for quantitative statistics is fraught with difficulty.
  • 1.1Denoting or relating to verse whose metre is based on the length of syllables, as in Latin, as opposed to the stress, as in English.
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    • Most critical studies evaluate Campion’s place in and contribution to the movement to create English quantitative verse.
    • The rhythms of both Greek and Latin poetry are based on the quantitative length of syllables, not on stress accent as are English rhythms.
    • Later European languages, in admiration of Greek and Roman poetry with their quantitative meters, have often tried to replicate the musical character of ancient verse.



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  • It can augment groundwater quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • A number will then be allocated to each category of answer so that the answers can then be entered into a computer database and analysed quantitatively.
  • The argument that one can't quantitatively differentiate between philosophies is in fact wrong.


late 16th century (in the sense 'having magnitude or spatial extent'): from medieval Latin quantitativus, from Latin quantitas (see quantity).

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