that is or may be estimated by quantity.
of or pertaining to the describing or measuring of quantity.
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
of or pertaining to the length of a spoken vowel or consonant.
Origin: 1575–85; Related forms
< Medieval Latin quantitātīvus,
equivalent to Latin quantitāt-
(stem of quantitās
+ -īvus -ive
quantitatively, quantitively, adverb
quantitativeness, quantitiveness, noun