AskDefine | Define qualitative

Dictionary Definition

qualitative adj
1 involving distinctions based on qualities; "qualitative change"; "qualitative data"; "qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture" [ant: quantitative]
2 relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Adjective

  1. of descriptions or distinctions based on some quality rather than on some quantity
  2. of a form of analysis that yields the identity of a compound

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Translations

of descriptions or distinctions based on some quality rather than on some quantity
  • Czech: kvalitativní
  • Finnish: laadullinen
  • German: qualitativ
  • Polish: jakościowy
(chemistry) of a form of analysis that yields the identity of a compound
  • Finnish: kvalitatiivinen
  • German: qualitativ
  • Norwegian: kvalitativ
  • ttbc Polish: niemierzalny (?)

Italian

Adjective

qualitative
  1. Feminine plural form of qualitativo

Extensive Definition

Qualitative is used to describe:

See also

qualitative in French: Qualitatif
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