Definitions for qualitativeˈkwɒl ɪˌteɪ tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. qualitative(adj)

    involving distinctions based on qualities

    "qualitative change"; "qualitative data"; "qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"

  2. qualitative(adj)

    relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities


  1. qualitative(Noun)

    Something qualitative.

  2. qualitative(Adjective)

    of descriptions or distinctions based on some quality rather than on some quantity

  3. qualitative(Adjective)

    of a form of analysis that yields the identity of a compound

Webster Dictionary

  1. Qualitative(adj)

    relating to quality; having the character of quality

  2. Origin: [Cf. LL. gualitativus, F. qualitatif.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Qualitative

    Involving the determination only of the presence or absence of a substance or condition, without regard to quantity. Thus a compass held near a wire might determine qualitatively whether a current was passing through the wire, but would not be sufficient to determine its quantity. (See Quantitative.)

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Orlando Marquez:

    That was a qualitative leap, when the cardinal played a very important role.

  2. Pena Nieto:

    Today, we're taking a qualitative leap in relations between Brazil and Mexico.

  3. Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda:

    I don't think there is any technical limitation to further strengthen our quantitative and qualitative easing (program) if necessary to achieve our 2 pct target.

  4. Israel Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon:

    This of course challenges us, too, and here there is enormous importance to preserving what is called the State of Israel's 'qualitative edge' in the face of this regional arms race.

  5. Chetan Ahya:

    The initiatives are in the right direction, however, alongside focusing on the quantitative aspect of skilled labour force the policy makers will also need to focus on the qualitative aspect of the skill programmes.

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