Adjective "qualitative" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to, measuring, or measured by the quality of something rather than its quantity.
  1. 'The tendency to demand purely qualitative descriptions of counterfactual situations has many sources.'
  2. 'The value of qualitative methods in researching patient attitudes is well recognised.'
  3. 'The majority of studies rely on survey research alone and there appears to be little qualitative work.'
  4. 'This study was the first qualitative inquiry to describe and explain this type of phenomenon.'
  5. 'Girls in the qualitative study reported more troubled and unstable families than boys.'
  6. 'In such a system there is no room for qualitative differences in people, their constitutions or the food products themselves.'
  7. 'Our systematic review provides an updated and elaborated qualitative analysis of available such trials.'
  8. 'Is there a qualitative difference in our relationship compared to that of the Germans and French?'
  9. 'This, I believe, is indicative of a qualitative shift in the debate on reform.'
  10. 'Samson's is one of the best demonstrations that I have seen in a while of the value of long term, qualitative, and local research.'
  11. 'In this connection, the ability of an adjective to form degrees of comparison is usually taken as a formal sign of its qualitative character, in opposition to a relative adjective which is understood as incapable of forming degrees of comparison by definition.'
  12. 'Only qualitative adjectives may be compared because only this type of adjective refers to qualities of objects which may vary in degrees.'


1. pertaining to or concerned with quality or qualities.

More examples(as adjective)

"questions can be qualitative in natures."

"muchs can be qualitative in natures."

"differences can be qualitative."

"changes can be qualitative."

"researchs can be qualitative."

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Late Middle English: from late Latin qualitativus, from Latin qualitas (see quality).