Definitions for: Quantitative

[adj] 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"
[adj] (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"
[adj] relating to the measurement of quantity; "quantitative studies"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

Synonyms: decimal, denary, duodecimal, numeric, numerical, quantifiable, three-figure, valued, vicenary

Antonyms: accentual, qualitative, syllabic

Famous Quotes Containing Quantitative:

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)

In fact, quantitative findings of any material and energy changes preserve their full context only through their being seen and understood as parts of a natural order.

-- Walter Rudolf Hess (Swiss Scientist)

You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.

-- Alvin Toffler (American Author)

In rating ease of description as very important, we are essentially asserting a belief in quantitative knowledge - a belief that most of the key questions in our world sooner or later demand answers to 'by how much?' rather than merely to 'in which direction?'

-- John Tuley ( -)

During the early 1960s, I decided to supplement research support for quantitative economic studies at Pennsylvania by selling econometric forecasts to private and public sector buyers.

-- Lawrence R. Klein (American Economist)

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)

Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.

-- Hilaire Belloc (English Poet)

I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons. The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging, particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical reasoning and quantitative analysis.

-- James Tobin (American Economist)

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