quantitative

adjective

quan·​ti·​ta·​tive ˈkwän-tə-ˌtā-tiv How to pronounce quantitative (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or expressible in terms of quantity
2
: of, relating to, or involving the measurement of quantity or amount
3
: based on quantity
specifically, of classical verse : based on temporal quantity or duration of sounds
quantitatively adverb
quantitativeness noun

Examples of quantitative in a Sentence

Scientists are gathering quantitative information about human intelligence.
Recent Examples on the Web Then there was a short hiatus of worry over the possible inflationary effects of the Fed’s quantitative easing policies, but a fresh sense of complacency emerged when ultra-loose monetary policies following the Crisis did not ignite inflation. George Calhoun, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 While dance has long been practiced as a healing art, qualitative and quantitative research on dance movement therapy and interventions is increasing. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Feb. 2024 There is no foolproof quantitative metric used to hire someone, Cuban retorted after Musk asked when the Mavericks would hire a short, white, or Asian woman. Emma Burleigh, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2024 The performance of the AI solution depends much more on the behaviors of users and changes to the work environment than on quantitative measures that are computable by an AI assurance laboratory. Mark P. Sendak, STAT, 7 Feb. 2024 The Department of Data runs on your quantitative curiosity. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2024 The nuclear physics researchers implemented more quantitative measurements. Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Jan. 2024 Savita Subramanian, head of U.S. equity and quantitative strategy at Bank of America Securities, told investors last month that the slowdown of price increases bodes well for markets, regardless of the Fed's actions next year. Max Zahn, ABC News, 27 Dec. 2023 Steven Tian is the director of research at the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute and a former quantitative investment analyst with the Rockefeller Family Office. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, 29 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin quantitativus, from Latin quantitat-, quantitas quantity

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quantitative was in 1581

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Cite this Entry

“Quantitative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantitative. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

quantitative

adjective
quan·​ti·​ta·​tive ˈkwän(t)-ə-ˌtāt-iv How to pronounce quantitative (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving the measurement of quantity
quantitatively adverb
quantitativeness noun

Medical Definition

quantitative

adjective
quan·​ti·​ta·​tive ˈkwän(t)-ə-ˌtāt-iv How to pronounce quantitative (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or expressible in terms of quantity
2
: of, relating to, or involving the measurement of quantity or amount
quantitatively adverb

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