Definitions of quantitative

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Of or pertaining to quantity, or amount, as opposed to quality, or kind; as, quantitative analysis. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Relating to quantity: measurable in quantity: (chem.) determining the relative proportions of components. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Pertaining to quantity or quantities; distinguished from qualitative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for quantitative

  1. It was made by engineers who had learned to use exact measurements and quantitative analysis. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  2. So far as possible the quantitative features are expressed in general proportions, and where specific figures are given they are meant to indicate only such general proportions. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith