Definition of Qualitative

1. Adjective. Involving distinctions based on qualities. "Qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"

Similar to: Soft
Antonyms: Quantitative

2. Adjective. Relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities.

Definition of Qualitative

1. a. Relating to quality; having the character of quality.

Definition of Qualitative

1. Adjective. of descriptions or distinctions based on some quality rather than on some quantity ¹

2. Adjective. (chemistry) of a form of analysis that yields the identity of a compound ¹

3. Noun. Something qualitative. ¹

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Definition of Qualitative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Qualitative

qualified majority
qualified property
qualifying adjective
qualifying facility
qualifying position
qualifying positions
qualitative (current term)
qualitative alteration
qualitative analysis
qualitative research
qualitative trait
quality-adjusted life year
quality-adjusted life years
quality adjusted life year

Literary usage of Qualitative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"this part of any text on qualitative analysis to suit his individual preferences. The choice of solvents to suit the properties of the substances to be ..."

2. A Text-book of psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"qualitative Perceptions. — We have had instances of qualitative ... It follows from the sensory blending that the qualitative perception may become focal in ..."

3. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"qualitative Analysis PART I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES Analytical Chemistry covers all those ... Analytical Chemistry is subdivided into qualitative Analysis and ..."

4. The Health Gap: Beyond Pregnancy and Reproduction by Jennifer Kitts, Janet Hatcher Roberts (1996)
"qualitative RESEARCH Many commentators have emphasized the importance of qualitative research techniques — such as key informants, focus-group discussions, ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"Many of these later methods offer special attraction for qualitative work, especially in cases of medical and of medico-legal inquiry. ..."

6. The Principles of Psychology by Herbert Spencer (1896)
"While the conclusions of perfect qualitative reasoning are of such kinds that their negations cannot be conceived, those of imperfect qualitative reasoning ..."

7. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"qualitative Change in Pre-Socratic Philosophy. By WA HEIDEL. ... cosmic mixture were themselves ultimate or irreducible or incapable of qualitative change. ..."

8. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"In the eighteen qualitative psychometric functions, the interquartile range ... Both qualitative and intensive psychometric functions can be determined ..."

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