What does qualitative mean?

Definitions for qualitativeˈkwɒl ɪˌteɪ tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word qualitative.

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.)


  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

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. 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.

  5. 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.

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