Qualitatively
Qualitative Qual"i*ta*tive, a. [Cf. LL. gualitativus, F. qualitatif.] Relating to quality; having the character of quality. -- {Qual"i*ta*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

{Qualitative analysis} (Chem.), analysis which merely determines the constituents of a substance without any regard to the quantity of each ingredient; -- contrasted with quantitative analysis. [1913 Webster]


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  • qualitatively — UK US /ˈkwɒlɪtətɪvli/ US  /ˈkwɒlɪˌteɪtɪvli/ adverb ► in a way that relates to the qualities of something rather than its quantity: »History shows that a housing bust is qualitatively different than a stock bust. → Compare QUANTITATIVELY(Cf.… …   Financial and business terms

  • qualitatively — adv. Qualitatively is used with these adjectives: ↑different, ↑distinct, ↑similar …   Collocations dictionary

  • qualitatively — qualitative ► ADJECTIVE 1) of, concerned with, or measured by quality. 2) Grammar (of an adjective) describing the quality of something in size, appearance, etc. DERIVATIVES qualitatively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • qualitatively — adverb in a qualitative manner (Freq. 1) this discoloration qualitatively suggests that the substance is low in inorganic iron • Derived from adjective: ↑qualitative …   Useful english dictionary

  • qualitatively — adverb see qualitative …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • qualitatively — See qualitative. * * * …   Universalium

  • qualitatively — adverb a) in a qualitative manner b) with respect to quality rather than quantity …   Wiktionary

  • qualitatively — adv. from a qualitative point of view (pertaining to qualities or characteristics) kwÉ‘lɪteɪtɪlɪ / kwÉ’lɪtÉ™tɪvlɪ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • qualitatively — qual·i·ta·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • qualitatively — See: qualitative …   English dictionary

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