qualitative

[kwol-i-tey-tiv]
adjective
pertaining to or concerned with quality or qualities.

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin quālitātīvus, equivalent to quālitāt- (stem of quālitās) quality + -īvus -ive

qualitatively, adverb
nonqualitative, adjective
nonqualitatively, adverb

qualitative, quantitative.
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qualitative (ˈkwɒlɪtətɪv, -ˌteɪ-)
 
adj
Compare quantitative involving or relating to distinctions based on quality or qualities
 
'qualitatively
 
adv

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qualitative
c.1600, from L.L. qualitativus, from L. qualitas (see quality).
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Example sentences
Newton described what happens when gravity is active, but he did not know a
  qualitative explanation.
Our difference with animals is a qualitative one.
Maybe you could sit on the porch and yell positive things to the teenagers,
  would be a good qualitative study I believe.
The trajectory of human development has to be judged in qualitative terms.
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