Definitions for: Qualitative

[adj] involving distinctions based on qualities; "qualitative change"; "qualitative data"; "qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"
[adj] relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities

Webster (1913) Definition: Qual"i*ta*tive, a. [Cf. LL. gualitativus, F.
Relating to quality; having the character of quality. --
Qual"i*ta*tive*ly, adv.

Qualitative analysis (Chem.), analysis which merely
determines the constituents of a substance without any
regard to the quantity of each ingredient; -- contrasted
with quantitative analysis.

Antonyms: quantitative

Famous Quotes Containing Qualitative:

Such highly qualitative leadership is demanded especially in the realm of the fostering of right international relations. Here the demand is simply irresistible.

-- John Raleigh Mott (American Celebrity)

A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement.

-- Paul D. Boyer (American Scientist)

You may have heard the world is made up of atoms and molecules, but it's really made up of stories. When you sit with an individual that's been here, you can give quantitative data a qualitative overlay.

-- William Turner (British Scientist)

Modernity is a qualitative, not a chronological, category.

-- Theodor Adorno (German Philosopher)

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