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quantitative


quantitative [kwon-ti-tey-tiv] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for quantitative on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. that is or may be estimated by quantity.
  2. of or relating to the describing or measuring of quantity.
  3. of or relating to a metrical system, as that of classical verse, based on the alternation of long and short, rather than accented and unaccented, syllables.
  4. of or relating to the length of a spoken vowel or consonant.

Sometimes quan·ti·tive [kwon-ti-tiv] /ˈkwɒn tɪ tɪv/. Origin of quantitative 1575–85; Medieval Latin quantitātīvus, equivalent to Latin quantitāt- (stem of quantitās) quantity + -īvus -ive Related formsquan·ti·ta·tive·ly, quan·ti·tive·ly, adverbquan·ti·ta·tive·ness, quan·ti·tive·ness, nounnon·quan·ti·ta·tive, adjectivenon·quan·ti·ta·tive·ly, adverbnon·quan·ti·ta·tive·ness, nounun·quan·ti·ta·tive, adjectiveCan be confusedqualitative quantitative Related Words for quantitative perceptible, significant, quantitative, sweeping, extensive, indiscriminate, large-scale, mensurable, complete, comprehensive, overall, general, bulk, mass, broad, total, calculable, commensurate, computable, material Examples from the Web for quantitative Contemporary Examples of quantitative

  • Chairman of the Federal Reserve:  “Quantitative Easing it is!”

    Up to a Point: P.J. O’Rourke on Ukraine, Craps & the Fed

    P. J. O’Rourke

    February 28, 2014

  • Yellen was present at the creation of quantitative easing, and is pledging to continue the policy until it works.

    Janet Yellen Succeeds in the Senate Without Really Trying

    Daniel Gross

    November 14, 2013

  • Republicans have tried for the last several years to make it seem as if quantitative easing is a tool of the hard left.

    Janet Yellen Succeeds in the Senate Without Really Trying

    Daniel Gross

    November 14, 2013

  • The objections to quantitative easing were generally pro forma and not particularly articulate.

    Janet Yellen Succeeds in the Senate Without Really Trying

    Daniel Gross

    November 14, 2013

  • For their part, Democrats seemed to want to talk about everything but quantitative easing and monetary policy.

    Janet Yellen Succeeds in the Senate Without Really Trying

    Daniel Gross

    November 14, 2013

  • Historical Examples of quantitative

  • The laboratory experiments should be both qualitative and quantitative in character.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • Labor, Marx pointed out, has two sides, the qualitative and the quantitative.

    Socialism

    John Spargo

  • The secret of that obscurity lies hidden in the quantitative side of labor.

    Socialism

    John Spargo

  • That this is only quantitative, not qualitative, he has already shown.

    Evolution in Modern Thought

    Ernst Haeckel

  • The quantitative discrimination of the two is a matter of great difficulty.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

    C. K. Leith

  • British Dictionary definitions for quantitative quantitative quantitive adjective

    1. involving or relating to considerations of amount or sizeCompare qualitative
    2. capable of being measured
    3. prosody denoting or relating to a metrical system, such as that in Latin and Greek verse, that is based on the relative length rather than stress of syllables

    Derived Formsquantitatively or quantitively, adverb Word Origin and History for quantitative adj.

    1580s, “having quantity,” from Medieval Latin quantitativus, from stem of Latin quantitas (see quantity). Meaning “measurable” is from 1650s. Related: Quantitatively.

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