- The definition of qualitative refers to measurements of the characteristics of something, as opposed to measurements based on the quantity of something.
When you judge something based on how good or bad it is, rather than how many of the item you have, this is an example of a qualitative judgment.
qualitative definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Late Latin qualitativus
- qualitatively adverb
qualitative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, producing a primary quality, from Medieval Latin quālitātīvus, from Late Latin, qualitative, from Latin quālitās, quālitāt-, quality; see quality.
- qualˈi·taˌtive·ly adverb