What does quantitative mean?

Definitions for quantitativeˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪ tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. quantitative(adj)

    relating to the measurement of quantity

    "quantitative studies"

  3. quantitative(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"


  1. quantitative(Adjective)

    Of a measurement based on some quantity or number rather than on some quality

  2. quantitative(Adjective)

    Of a form of analysis that determines the amount of some element or compound in a sample

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quantitative(adj)

    relating to quantity

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. quantitatif.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Quantitative

    Involving the determination of quantities. Thus a simple test would indicate that a current was passing through a wire. This would be a qualitative test. If by proper apparatus the exact intensity of the current was determined, it would be a quantitative determination. (See Qualitative.)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quantitative in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quantitative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alvin Toffler:

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

  2. PSB:

    I never realized Hope is a quantitative thing! Everyone tells us, all one needs is a little hope, yet no one said anything about being careful of lingering on that hope for too long.

  3. Vincenzo Longo:

    Draghi recognised that acting in a speedy fashion is necessary to avoid a deterioration in the inflation rate, The market extended gains as it started discounting quantitative easing on sovereign bonds from December.

  4. Shane Oliver:

    China's rate cut adds to the determination of global policy makers to avoid deflation and support growth, while U.S. quantitative easing may have ended, it's being replaced by QE in Japan and Europe and rate cuts in China.

  5. Masafumi Yamamoto:

    As for Japanese government bonds (JGBs), which are more directly impacted by downgrades, any effect is likely to be temporary thanks to the Bank of Japan's quantitative easing. Past downgrades have also had little impact on JGBs.

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