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Definition of "quantitative" []

  • Expressed or expressible as a quantity. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or susceptible of measurement. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to number or quantity. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a metrical system based on the duration of syllables rather than on stress. Used especially of classical Greek and Latin verse. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quantitative" in a sentence
  • "The term "quantitative easing" refers to Fed efforts to stimulate financial markets by buying bonds, injecting fresh government money into the economy in the process."
  • "King also said that he personally dislikes the term "quantitative easing"."
  • "And the Fed chief dislikes the term "quantitative easing," a term that became associated with Japan's money-pumping efforts in the 2000s."