Definitions for qualitativeˈkwɒl ɪˌteɪ tɪv
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involving distinctions based on qualities
"qualitative change"; "qualitative data"; "qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"
relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities
of descriptions or distinctions based on some quality rather than on some quantity
of a form of analysis that yields the identity of a compound
relating to quality; having the character of quality
Origin: [Cf. LL. gualitativus, F. qualitatif.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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
That was a qualitative leap, when the cardinal played a very important role.
Today, we're taking a qualitative leap in relations between Brazil and Mexico.
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.
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.
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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Translations for qualitative
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- qualitatiuCatalan, Valencian
- kvalitatiivinen, laadullinenFinnish
- kvalitativ, kvalitativtSwedish
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