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Quantitative Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    quantitative adj
  1. expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement; "export wheat without quantitative limitations"; "quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture" [ant: qualitative]
  2. relating to the measurement of quantity; "quantitative studies"
  3. (of verse) having a metric system based on relative duration of syllables; "in typical Greek and Latin verse of the classical period the rhymic system is based on some arrangement of long and short elements" [ant: syllabic, accentual]
Quantitative Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Quantitative \Quan"ti*ta*tive\, a. [Cf. F. quantitatif.] Relating to quantity. -- Quan"ti*ta*tive*ly, adv. Quantitative analysis (Chem.), analysis which determines the amount or quantity of each ingredient of a substance, by weight or by volume; -- contrasted with qualitative analysis.
Quantitative Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Analysis \A*nal"y*sis\, n.; pl. Analyses. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; ? up + ? to loose. See Loose.]
  1. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses or of the intellect, into its constituent or original elements; an examination of the component parts of a subject, each separately, as the words which compose a sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions which enter into an argument. It is opposed to synthesis.
  2. (Chem.) The separation of a compound substance, by chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how much of each element is present. The former is called qualitative, and the latter quantitative analysis.
  3. (Logic) The tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles.
  4. (Math.) The resolving of problems by reducing the conditions that are in them to equations. 5. (a) A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their natural order. (b) A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Quantitative'

  • Quantitative: The term quantitative refers to a type of information based in quantities or else quantifiable data (objective properties) —as opposed to ...
  • Quantitative research: In the social sciences , quantitative research refers to the systematic empirical investigation of quantitative properties and phenomena ...
  • Quantitative property: A quantitative attribute is one that exists in a range of magnitudes, and can therefore be measured . any particular quantitative property ...
  • Quantitative analysis: Quantitative analysis may refer to: Quantitative analysis (finance), an analysis technic applying mathematics stochastic calculus to ...
  • Quantitative analysis (chemistry): In chemistry, quantitative analysis is the determination of the absolute or relative abundance (often expressed as a concentration ) of one ...
  • Quantitative revolution: In the history of geography , the quantitative revolution was one of the four major turning-points of modern geography - the other three ...

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