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QUANTITATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quantitative mean? 

QUANTITATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective QUANTITATIVE has 3 senses:

1. expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement
2. relating to the measurement of quantity
3. (of verse) having a metric system based on relative duration of syllables

  Familiarity information: QUANTITATIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUANTITATIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement

Context examples:

export wheat without quantitative limitations / quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture

Similar:

decimal (divided by tens or hundreds)

decimal; denary (numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten)

duodecimal (based on twelve)

numeric; numerical (measured or expressed in numbers)

quantifiable (capable of being quantified)

three-figure ((of numbers) written with three figures)

valued ((usually used in combination) having value of a specified kind)

vicenary (of or relating to or based on 20)

Antonym:

qualitative (involving distinctions based on qualities)


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Meaning:

Relating to the measurement of quantity

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

quantitative studies

Pertainym:

quantity (an adequate or large amount)


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Meaning:

(of verse) having a metric system based on relative duration of syllables

Context example:

in typical Greek and Latin verse of the classical period the rhymic system is based on some arrangement of long and short elements

Antonym:

accentual ((of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity)

syllabic ((of verse) having lines based on number of syllables rather than on rhythmical arrangement of stresses or quantities)


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