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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible
           of measurement; "export wheat without quantitative
           limitations"; "quantitative analysis determines the
           amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a
           substance or mixture" [ant: qualitative]
    2: relating to the measurement of quantity; "quantitative
    3: (of verse) having a metric system based on relative duration
       of syllables; "in typical Greek and Latin verse of the
       classical period the rhymic system is based on some
       arrangement of long and short elements" [ant: accentual,

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Quantitative \Quan"ti*ta*tive\, a. [Cf. F. quantitatif.]
   Relating to quantity. -- Quan"ti*ta*tive*ly, adv.
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   Quantitative analysis (Chem.), analysis which determines
      the amount or quantity of each ingredient of a substance,
      by weight or by volume; -- contrasted with qualitative
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Analysis \A*nal"y*sis\, n.; pl. Analyses. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to
   unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; ? up + ?
   to loose. See Loose.]
   1. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses
      or of the intellect, into its constituent or original
      elements; an examination of the component parts of a
      subject, each separately, as the words which compose a
      sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions
      which enter into an argument. It is opposed to
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   2. (Chem.) The separation of a compound substance, by
      chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to
      ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how
      much of each element is present. The former is called
      qualitative, and the latter quantitative analysis.
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   3. (Logic) The tracing of things to their source, and the
      resolving of knowledge into its original principles.
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   4. (Math.) The resolving of problems by reducing the
      conditions that are in them to equations.
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      (a) A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a
          discourse, disposed in their natural order.
      (b) A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of
          a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with
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   6. (Nat. Hist.) The process of ascertaining the name of a
      species, or its place in a system of classification, by
      means of an analytical table or key.
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   Ultimate, Proximate, Qualitative, Quantitative, and
   Volumetric analysis. (Chem.) See under Ultimate,
      Proximate, Qualitative, etc.
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Thesaurus Results for Quantitative:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
a, an, any, approximative, certain, chorographic, estimative, hypsographic, measured, measuring, mensural, mensurational, mensurative, metric, numerative, oceanographic, one, quantified, quantitive, quantized, some, topographic, valuational, valuative
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