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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquantitativequan‧ti‧ta‧tive /ˈkwɒntətətɪv $ ˈkwɑːntəteɪ-/ ●○○ adjective formal  AMOUNTrelating to amounts rather than to the quality or standard of somethingqualitativequantitative analysis/methods/data etc We need to do a proper quantitative analysis of this problem.quantitatively adverb
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quantitativeSo in this case the difference between best-case gloom and worse-case gloom is qualitative not just quantitative.However, if the study involves quantitative analysis of data, then some discussion is in order.a quantitative analysis of stock market trendsWe are, after all, always talking about minor quantitative changes in an existing embryonic process.The use of food composition tables is somewhat more precise but still only a crude quantitative expression of nutrients consumed.Studies range from a qualitative type of food habit inquiry to a much more precise quantitative one.quantitative analysis/methods/data etcAs the discussion in this section has implied, a general analysis of the phonological system is a prerequisite to quantitative analysis.Because of the frequent occurrence of kept, this causes difficulties in quantitative analysis.The project makes extensive use of quantitative methods and also analyses institutional and organisational changes.Using quantitative analysis and charts of past currency movements, he predicts the dollar will rally briefly in the first quarter.The purpose of these techniques is to make quantitative data available to managers in order to aid decision-making, planning and control.These are statements of probable sales, costs and other relevant financial and quantitative data. ii.Chapter 6 deals with strikes and industrial conflict, an area where more specific hypothesis-testing via quantitative methods is possible.More importantly, we retain the quantitative data that allows for post-inspection review or audit.
From Longman Business Dictionaryquantitativequan‧ti‧ta‧tive /ˈkwɒntətətɪvˈkwɑːntəteɪ-/ adjective connected with amounts rather than with the quality or nature of somethingthe introduction of new quantitative import restrictions
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