quantitive

quantitative

[kwon-ti-tey-tiv]
adjective
1.
that is or may be estimated by quantity.
2.
of or pertaining to the describing or measuring of quantity.
3.
of or pertaining to a metrical system, as that of classical verse, based on the alternation of long and short, rather than accented and unaccented, syllables.
4.
of or pertaining to the length of a spoken vowel or consonant.
Also, quantitive.


Origin:
1575–85; < Medieval Latin quantitātīvus, equivalent to Latin quantitāt- (stem of quantitās) quantity + -īvus -ive

quantitatively, quantitively, adverb
quantitativeness, quantitiveness, noun
nonquantitative, adjective
nonquantitatively, adverb
nonquantitativeness, noun
unquantitative, adjective

qualitative, quantitative.
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quantitative or quantitive (ˈkwɒntɪtətɪv, -ˌteɪ-)
 
adj
1.  Compare qualitative involving or relating to considerations of amount or size
2.  capable of being measured
3.  prosody denoting or relating to a metrical system, such as that in Latin and Greek verse, that is based on the relative length rather than stress of syllables
 
quantitive or quantitive
 
adj
 
'quantitatively or quantitive
 
adv
 
'quantitively or quantitive
 
adv

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quantitative
1580s, from M.L. quantitativus, from L. quantitas (see quantity).
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