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Definitions for qualitative
ˈkwɒl ɪˌteɪ tɪvqual·i·ta·tive

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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.)

Editors Contribution

  1. qualitative

    Relating to quality.

    Qualitative data is very important to learn.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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  1. qualitative


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualitative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualitative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of qualitative in a Sentence

  1. Joe Biden:

    We're committed to making sure that Israel can defend itself against all serious threats, maintain its qualitative edge with a quantity sufficient to maintain that.

  2. Christopher Gascon:

    There is a qualitative leap that needs to be made in order for prosecutors to know what is needed in terms of evidence to get convictions for human trafficking cases.

  3. Alexander Grushko:

    Today we are facing a NATO military build-up which is completely unjustified, i don't see any possibility for a qualitative improvement of our relations if NATO continues on its path of deterrence and relevant military planning.

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    One of the gifts of aging in recovery is the ability to ignore the noise and distractions of life. In long-term sobriety, people are able to focus on the qualitative aspects of their lives, like relationships, meaningful work and peace of mind, and let go of the neurotic pursuit for quantitative fulfillment, such as power, property and prestige.

  5. Li Chunlai:

    The subsurface at the CE-4 landing site is much more transparent to radio waves, and this qualitative observation suggests a totally different geological context for the two landing sites.

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