qualitative


qualitative
qualitative ADJECTIVE 1) of, concerned with, or measured by quality. 2) Grammar (of an adjective) describing the quality of something in size, appearance, etc.
DERIVATIVES qualitatively adverb.

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  • qualitative — UK US /ˈkwɒlɪtətɪv/ US  /ˈkwɒlɪˌteɪtɪv/ adjective ► MARKETING based on information that cannot be easily measured, such as people s opinions and feelings, rather than on information that can be shown in numbers: » The collection of qualitative… …   Financial and business terms

  • Qualitative — is used to describe:*Qualitative research, featuring a high degree of subjectivity *Qualitative data, data that is not quantifiedee also*Quality …   Wikipedia

  • Qualitative — Qual i*ta*tive, a. [Cf. LL. gualitativus, F. qualitatif.] Relating to quality; having the character of quality. {Qual i*ta*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Qualitative analysis} (Chem.), analysis which merely determines the constituents of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • qualitative — (adj.) early 15c., from L.L. qualitativus, from L. qualitas (see QUALITY (Cf. quality)). Related: Qualitatively …   Etymology dictionary

  • qualitative — [kwôl′ə tāt΄iv, kwäl′ə tāt΄iv] adj. [LL qualitativus] having to do with quality or qualities qualitatively adv …   English World dictionary

  • qualitative — 01. There seem to be some [qualitative] differences between the way men and women generally reach decisions. 02. Synthesizing organic compounds in chemistry is very [qualitative] because purity is of prime importance. 03. My son and daughter are… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • qualitative — ● qualitatif, qualitative adjectif (bas latin qualitativus, du latin classique qualitas, atis, qualité) Qui relève de la qualité, de la nature de quelque chose (par opposition à quantitatif) : Une différence qualitative. ● qualitatif, qualitative …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Qualitative — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • qualitative — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • qualitative — [[t]kwɒ̱lɪtətɪv, AM teɪt [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Qualitative means relating to the nature or standard of something, rather than to its quantity. [FORMAL] There are qualitative differences in the way children of different ages and adults think...… …   English dictionary