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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qualitatively adverb

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Executives for the company also shared in qualitative terms that productivity among employees—measured by internal, confidential metrics—had also fallen. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Open offices are as bad as they seem—they reduce face-to-face time by 70%," 13 July 2018 It was set up as a qualitative study that gauged the thoughts of workers in long, structured interviews rather than one with a statistically valid sample. 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, 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

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1607, in the meaning defined above

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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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