Mitt Romney just publicly said the Federal Reserve shouldn't go ahead with another round of quantitive easing .
Other than quantitive changes are not noticed, except as provocations to homiletic discourse.
1650s, from quantity + -ive. Related: Quantitively.
1580s, "having quantity," from Medieval Latin quantitativus, from stem of Latin quantitas (see quantity). Meaning "measurable" is from 1650s. Related: Quantitatively.