Quantitative meaning

kwŏntĭ-tātĭv
The definition of quantitative is something that is able to be measured.

An example of quantitative used as an adjective is a quantitative review of the farm which reported three sheep.

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Having to do with quantity.
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Capable of being measured.
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Dealing with numbers and hard facts. Contrast with qualitative. See quantitative data, quantization and quant.
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Of a measurement based on some quantity or number rather than on some quality.
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(chemistry) Of a form of analysis that determines the amount of some element or compound in a sample.
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Having to do with the quantity of a speech sound.
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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.
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Having to do with a system, as in classical prosody, in which syllables are classified as long and short.
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Origin of quantitative

  • Medieval Latin quantitātīvus from Latin quantitās quantitāt- quantity from quantus how great quantity

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition