Virginia's parents made a quantitative analysis and decided that it was appropriate for her to care for the three sheep instead of the five pigs on the family farm.
An example of quantitative used as an adjective is a quantitative review of the farm which reported three sheep.
- having to do with quantity
- capable of being measured
- having to do with the quantity of a speech sound
- having to do with a system, as in classical prosody, in which syllables are classified as long and short
Origin of quantitativeMedieval Latin quantitativus
- a. Expressed or expressible as a quantity.b. Of, relating to, or susceptible of measurement.c. Of or relating to number or quantity.
- Of or relating to a metrical system based on the duration of syllables rather than on stress. Used especially of classical Greek and Latin verse.
Origin of quantitativeMedieval Latin quantitātīvus from Latin quantitās quantitāt- quantity from quantus how great ; see quantity .
(comparative more quantitative, superlative most quantitative)