Definitions for quantitativeˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪ tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quan•ti•ta•tiveˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪ tɪv(adj.)
being or capable of being measured by quantity.
of or pertaining to the describing or measuring of quantity.
pertaining to or based on the relative duration of syllables:
Classical prosody was quantitative.
of or pertaining to the length of a speech sound.
Origin of quantitative:
1575–85; < ML quantitātīvus= L quantitāt- (s. of quantitās) quantity+-īvus -ive
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"
relating to the measurement of quantity
(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"
Of a measurement based on some quantity or number rather than on some quality
Of a form of analysis that determines the amount of some element or compound in a sample
relating to quantity
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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.)
Quantity is a property that can exist as a magnitude or multitude. Quantities can be compared in terms of "more", "less" or "equal", or, by assigning a numerical value in terms of a unit of measurement. Quantity is among the basic classes of things along with quality, substance, change, and relation. Being a fundamental term, quantity is used to refer to any type of quantitative properties or attributes of things. Some quantities are such by their inner nature, while others are functioning as states of things such as heavy and light, long and short, broad and narrow, small and great, or much and little. A small quantity is sometimes referred to as a quantulum. Two basic divisions of quantity, magnitude and multitude, imply the principal distinction between continuity and discontinuity. Under the names of multitude come what is discontinuous and discrete and divisible into indivisibles, all cases of collective nouns: army, fleet, flock, government, company, party, people, chorus, crowd, mess, and number.
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