The definition of qualitative refers to measurements of the characteristics of something, as opposed to measurements based on the quantity of something.(adjective)
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.
See qualitative in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL qualitativus
See qualitative in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, producing a primary quality
Origin: , from Medieval Latin quālitātīvus
Origin: , from Late Latin, qualitative
Origin: , from Latin quālitās, quālitāt-, quality; see quality.
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