Definition of Quantitative

1. Adjective. Expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement. "Quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"

2. Adjective. Relating to the measurement of quantity. "Quantitative studies"
Partainyms: Quantity

3. Adjective. (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"
Antonyms: Accentual, Syllabic

Definition of Quantitative

1. a. Relating to quantity.

Definition of Quantitative

1. Adjective. Of a measurement based on some quantity or number rather than on some quality ¹

2. Adjective. (chemistry) Of a form of analysis that determines the amount of some element or compound in a sample ¹

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Definition of Quantitative

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Quantitative

1. Denoting or expressible as quantity, relating to the proportionate quantities or to the amount of the constituents of a compound. Origin: L. Quantitativus This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quantitative

quantitative (current term)
quantitative alteration
quantitative analysis
quantitative analyst
quantitative analysts
quantitative chemical analysis
quantitative easing
quantitative genetics
quantitative hypertrophy
quantitative perimetry
quantitative relation
quantitative research
quantitative trait

Literary usage of Quantitative

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

1. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"A beginner, at any rate, should never omit to effect quantitative analyses in ... But a quantitative determination requires more circumstantial work. ..."

2. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"T: C: Text-book of quantitative chemical analysis by gravimetric, electrolytic volumetric ... II: P. Introductory course of quantitative chemical analysis. ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1908)
"The quantitative Determination of Arsenic by the Gutzeit Method. ... The Harvey method, however, is merely a quantitative treatment of the ordinary Gutzeit ..."

4. The Principles of Psychology by Herbert Spencer (1896)
"COMPOUND quantitative REASONING. § 276. Of intellectual acts the highest are those ... Even in Compound quantitative Reasoning itself there are degrees of ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1903)
"Perhaps the most frequent and the most insidious cause of error in quantitative chemical research is the unsuspected presence of water. ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"It contains many instructive, qualitative and quantitative experiments, and technical methods are fully explained. Outlines of Organic Chemistry. ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(d) Disturbances of Electrical Excitability Pathological modifications in electrical excitability may consist, (1) in a quantitative change ..."

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