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quan·ti·ta·tive / ˈkwäntəˌtātiv/ • adj. relating to, measuring, or measured by the quantity of something rather than its quality: quantitative analysis.Often contrasted with qualitative. ∎  denoting or relating to verse whose meter is based on the length of syllables, as in Latin, as opposed to the stress, as in English.DERIVATIVES: quan·ti·ta·tive·ly adv.