Definition of "qualitative" [qual•i•ta•tive]

  • Of, relating to, or concerning quality. (adjective)
  • Involving or relating to distinctions based on quality or qualities (adjective)

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Use "qualitative" in a sentence
  • "Forecasting can be successful, particularly over the short term and, over the longer term, by understanding what they call "qualitative and contingent" regulatories or trends "in driving price swings.""
  • "Bernanke's "quantitative easing" was never accompanied by what might be called "qualitative easing" - targeted policies designed to ensure that some of the financial advantages given to banks by the Fed were used to help the overall economy."
  • "Face-to-face in qualitative settings, participatory focus groups and ethnographic studies, another picture emerges."