quantitative

adjective
quan·ti·ta·tive | \ˈkwän-tə-ˌtā-tiv \

Definition of quantitative 

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

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Other Words from quantitative

quantitatively adverb
quantitativeness noun

Examples of quantitative in a Sentence

Scientists are gathering quantitative information about human intelligence.

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Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Matthew Rothman, the head of global quantitative equity research at Credit Suisse and a senior lecturer in finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Bloomberg.com, "Matthew Rothman Talks ’Quant Land’ and Springsteen," 21 Sep. 2017 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 Volatility was crushed everywhere, data from quantitative strategists at HSBC show. Richard Barley, WSJ, "Why Volatile Markets Are Good News for Careful Investors," 19 Apr. 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 Another signal, says Ed Keon of QMA, a quantitative equity manager, is a widening spread in corporate-bond yields over Treasuries. The Economist, "Even stockmarket bulls are more cautious than at the start of the year," 12 July 2018 Animation by Goddard Space Flight Center/Cosmos Studios/NASA While the inverse cascade effect has been known for decades, a mathematical, quantitative prediction of what that final, stable flow looks like has eluded theorists. Joshua Sokol, WIRED, "Flattened Fluids Help Scientists Understand Oceans and Atmospheres," 7 July 2018 In their view, near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing, or QE, pushed investors out of government bonds and into risky assets. The Economist, "Even stockmarket bulls are more cautious than at the start of the year," 12 July 2018 Maybe not commensurate like quantitative, but there will be ... Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Box CEO Aaron Levie on Recode Decode," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of quantitative

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quantitative

Medieval Latin quantitativus, from Latin quantitat-, quantitas quantity

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English Language Learners Definition of quantitative

: of or relating to how much there is of something : of or relating to the quantity or amount of something

quantitative

adjective
quan·ti·ta·tive | \ˈkwän(t)-ə-ˌtāt-iv \

Medical Definition of quantitative 

1 : of, relating to, or expressible in terms of quantity

2 : of, relating to, or involving the measurement of quantity or amount

Other Words from quantitative

quantitatively adverb

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