Definition of quantitative in English:

quantitative

adjective

  • 1Relating to, measuring, or measured by the quantity of something rather than its quality.

    ‘quantitative analysis’
    Often contrasted with qualitative
    • ‘Measuring devices and a quantitative conceptual apparatus go together.’
    • ‘Furthermore, polyclonal antibodies were used to assess quantitative and qualitative changes of the enzyme.’
    • ‘A water medium can be used for all types of algae for qualitative and quantitative studies.’
    • ‘Oxygen is able to embrittle beryllium, but there is no quantitative measure of the effect.’
    • ‘Evaluation may involve subjective and objective measures and qualitative and quantitative approaches.’
    • ‘This assay is a highly quantitative and direct measure of antibody response to a specific antigen.’
    • ‘The results are then added to each player's file and used as a quantitative measure of his current physical condition.’
    • ‘That may be appropriate, but using these qualitative data for quantitative statistics is fraught with difficulty.’
    • ‘This is particularly important, as the mapping is only as good as the quality of the quantitative phenotypic data.’
    • ‘One of the few ways we have of doing so is through quantitative and qualitative research, and we have required that that be done.’
    • ‘Familiarity is a quantitative measure of the number of buyers familiar with the company.’
    • ‘However, to formalize this we require quantitative measures of the similarity of trees.’
    • ‘Yet this is in many ways a quantitative rather than a qualitative distinction.’
    • ‘To analyze the data we employed a combination of qualitative and simple quantitative techniques.’
    • ‘This triangulation of qualitative and quantitative data is one of the strengths of the book.’
    • ‘The transformation of score values assigned to single cells resulted in a quantitative outcome measure for each proband.’
    • ‘We were unable to find evidence of any benefit or detriment for the burden of carers as assessed by two quantitative measures.’
    • ‘Only a few exceptional quantitative measures such as aspect ratio, petal area and perimeter are presently available.’
    • ‘In other words, happiness cannot be measured on a quantitative scale in the same way voltage can be.’
    • ‘This is not only a quantitative observation but a qualitative one too.’
    1. 1.1 Denoting or relating to verse whose metre is based on the length of syllables, as in Latin, as opposed to the stress, as in English.
      • ‘Later European languages, in admiration of Greek and Roman poetry with their quantitative meters, have often tried to replicate the musical character of ancient verse.’
      • ‘The rhythms of both Greek and Latin poetry are based on the quantitative length of syllables, not on stress accent as are English rhythms.’
      • ‘Most critical studies evaluate Campion’s place in and contribution to the movement to create English quantitative verse.’

Origin

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘having magnitude or spatial extent’): from medieval Latin quantitativus, from Latin quantitas (see quantity).

Pronunciation

quantitative

/ˈkwɒntɪˌteɪtɪv//ˈkwɒntɪtətɪv/