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qualitative analysis

noun, Chemistry
1.
the analysis of a substance in order to ascertain the nature of its chemical constituents.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for qualitative analysis

qualitative analysis

noun
1.
See analysis (sense 4)
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qualitative analysis in Medicine

qualitative analysis qual·i·ta·tive analysis (kwŏl'ĭ-tā'tĭv)
n.
The testing of a substance or mixture to determine the characteristics of its chemical constituents.

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qualitative analysis in Science
qualitative analysis
  (kwŏl'ĭ-tā'tĭv)   
See under analysis.
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