qualitative

adjective
qual·i·ta·tive | \ˈkwä-lə-ˌtā-tiv \

Definition of qualitative 

: of, relating to, or involving quality or kind

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Other Words from qualitative

qualitatively adverb

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China vowed to match U.S. moves, using both quantitative and qualitative measures. Danielle Paquette, Emily Rauhala, Anchorage Daily News, "Trade war set to escalate as Fed warns of economic hit," 6 July 2018 China vowed to match U.S. moves, using both quantitative and qualitative measures. Danielle Paquette, Emily Rauhala, Anchorage Daily News, "Trade war set to escalate as Fed warns of economic hit," 6 July 2018 The second-round results include more subjective, qualitative assessments of the banks in areas such as risk management. Jenny Strasburg, WSJ, "Deutsche Bank Fails Fed’s Stress Test," 28 June 2018 China vowed to match U.S. moves, using both quantitative and qualitative measures. Danielle Paquette, Emily Rauhala, Anchorage Daily News, "Trade war set to escalate as Fed warns of economic hit," 6 July 2018 Stefanie Johnson, a professor who studies diversity and gender issues at the University of Colorado, Boulder, said the study, though based on qualitative interviews, rang true to the experiences women often have in the workplace. Jena Mcgregor, chicagotribune.com, "Why open plan offices are like a nudist beach," 16 May 2018 China vowed to match U.S. moves, using both quantitative and qualitative measures. Danielle Paquette, Emily Rauhala, Anchorage Daily News, "Trade war set to escalate as Fed warns of economic hit," 6 July 2018 China vowed to match U.S. moves, using both quantitative and qualitative measures. Danielle Paquette And Emily Rauhala, chicagotribune.com, "Trade war with China is finally here — and it won't be pretty," 5 July 2018 China vowed to match U.S. moves, using both quantitative and qualitative measures. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "Trump’s trade war with China is finally here — and it won’t be pretty," 5 July 2018

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1607, in the meaning defined above

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qualitative

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English Language Learners Definition of qualitative

: of or relating to how good something is : of or relating to the quality of something

qualitative

adjective
qual·i·ta·tive | \ˈkwäl-ə-ˌtāt-iv \

Medical Definition of qualitative 

: of, relating to, or involving quality or kind qualitative changes

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