qualitative analysis


Definition of qualitative analysis

: chemical analysis designed to identify the components of a substance or mixture

Examples of qualitative analysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Assessing a startup requires quantitative and qualitative analysis and a bit of precognition. Samarth Masson, Quartz India, "An investors’ guide to spotting the next billion-dollar startup," 18 Sep. 2019 In 2011, Morningstar introduced a new rating system, analyst ratings, in which the firm’s analysts provide a more qualitative analysis of funds. Tom Mcginty, WSJ, "How The Wall Street Journal Did Its Analysis of Morningstar Ratings," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of qualitative analysis

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Qualitative analysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/qualitative%20analysis. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of qualitative analysis

: chemical analysis designed to identify the components of a substance or mixture

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