Qualitative is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of qualitative, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - involving distinctions based on qualities
EXAMPLES - Qualitative in a Sentence
- Jevons's time tended to take the place of 'qualitative'. (source)
- How will you measure long-term qualitative social outcomes? (source)
- We think the 'qualitative' reserve adds to questions on credit. (source)
- Israel military aid, the so-called qualitative military edge QME. (source)
- There is no such thing as a "qualitative" advantage in an asymmetric war. (source)
- Does the two years difference create some kind of qualitative difference in experience? (source)
- The PMI is derived from a series of "qualitative" questions, not hard quantitative data. (source)
- Yes (depending, of course, on what counts as "qualitative", which you refuse to specify). (source)
- No doubt, new models will emerge, likely featuring behavioral finance and more "qualitative" elements. (source)
- 'What by chemical analogy may be called qualitative analysis has done the greater part of its work .... (source)
- Some, like Bentham, appear to conceive of pleasure as a sensation with a distinctive kind of qualitative feel. (source)
- Face-to-face in qualitative settings, participatory focus groups and ethnographic studies, another picture emerges. (source)
- Anemia is defined as a qualitative or quantitative deficiency of hemoglobin, a protein found inside red blood cells. (source)
- It is a "qualitative" assessment of the authors 'certainty they are correct, NOT a scientifically derived level of confidence. (source)
- The new individualism might be called qualitative, in con - trast with the quantitative individualism of the eighteenth century. (source)
- Hence it is plain that Mechanism tends to eliminate from science and from reality all "qualitative" aspects, all "forms" and "ends". (source)
- Employees - all 13 of them, plus two union officials -- were contacted only as part of an additional "qualitative" element of the research. (source)
- Collecting that kind of qualitative data, the thinking goes, can help companies take the kind of creative leaps that designers learn to make. (source)
- It is clear that Medvedev's and Putin's program is to concentrate on what might be termed qualitative improvements in Russia's domestic situation. (source)
- Moody's makes five-year medium-term qualitative assessments for each country, but does not appear to do any long-term quantitative or critical work. (source)
- A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement. (source)
- The guidelines address only the "qualitative" aspects of liquidity management, according to Thomas Pax, head of the regulatory group at law firm Clifford Chance. (source)
- Is this airing -- I mean, are you measuring at all any kind of qualitative data that ` s coming back after audiences are seeing it, whether that indeed is happening? (source)
- This we might call the qualitative plurality of characteristic marks, which belong to a conception as to a common foundation, but are not cogitated as a quantity in it. (source)
- The new, more detailed disclosure requirements would be "qualitative" - covering details of how pay is decided and how it is linked to performance - as well as "quantitative". (source)
- In a statement, the SACP said the march would help build the mass-based mobilisation needed to ensure "qualitative" changes into the political economy of land ownership in the Western Cape. (source)
- Some traditional urbanists will concede these facts but then try to shift the focus to "qualitative" factors: the best-educated residents, the highest salaries, the most expensive real estate. (source)
- It provides for worker-employer bargaining at two distinct levels: "qualitative" working conditions or workplace-level bargaining on the one hand and wages or industry-level bargaining on the other. (source)
- In game publisher reps watch for particularly "qualitative" good activities and reward such with bonuses, thus making artistic, entertaining, dramatic "play" as much of a way to level as XP/grindage. (source)
- The GNO, Inc. study includes "qualitative" or anecdotal research from discussions with several, small business owners providing goods and services to oil and gas companies affected by the drilling ban. (source)
- The vintage approach assumes that new investments are characterized by the most modern technology and that the capital that is formed as a result does not change in qualitative terms over its remaining life. (source)
- Orszag's post also suggests that the CBO would be wise to restrict itself to "qualitative" and not quantitative projections over longer periods of time - a polite way of say "you can't touch - or quantify - this." (source)
- Those essentially are the so-called qualitative territorial, as they have been called in Geneva, which represent those key areas of interest to the Bosnian government that thus far the Bosnian Serbs have not been willing to return. (source)
- Many experts now recommend that doctors try to give specific numeric estimates of a patient's chances of survival -- rather than "qualitative" information, such as telling families is it "very unlikely" that their loved one will survive. (source)
- The differences between art and design become "qualitative" when we realize that design is potentially concerned with quite different things than some abstract notion of formal and ideational freedom through avoidance of market imperatives. (source)
- Slide 4: Identify the key difference between positivist and interpretivist research methods (make certain you use the terms qualitative and I nfl uences on the choi ce of quantitative in your answer) r esear ch method used by soci ol ogi sts (source)
- The "qualitative" dimension of a wrongful conviction is considered so great that the burden to convict is set high enough to limit the "quantitative" dimension of that wrongful convictionthat is, limit its prevalence to an "acceptable" level. (source)
- (both quantitative and qualitative, that is another issue, qualitative data are different than intuition, and often better) versus when hunches and ingrained behaviors are mindlessly followed and impervious to clear signs that they are failing. (source)
- Cross one's fingers that a dirty little industry secret, namely the qualitative decline of many papers (the New York Times a notable exception) amid rampant cost-cutting, doesn't now give even long-loyal consumers legitimate pause about paying up. (source)
- The employment report is " numerically okay " but there is some " qualitative " disappointment, particularly a drop in full-time jobs and a gain in part-time work, the reverse of what happened in October, HSBC Securities economist Stewart Hall said. (source)
- Now, in every cognition of an object, there is unity of conception, which may be called qualitative unity, so far as by this term we understand only the unity in our connection of the manifold; for example, unity of the theme in a play, an oration, or a story. (source)
- Robert's concerns about "qualitative" thought, and the comments of Chip & Randy in a previous thread to the effect that the humanities are weak find a distant ancestor in Aristophanes, who poked fun at the Sophists, their research interests and their social institutions. (source)
- We possess a fairly good "qualitative" knowledge of the forces by which a correspondence between demand and supply in the different sectors of the economic system is brought about, of the conditions under which it will be achieved, and of the factors likely to prevent such an adjustment. (source)
- Boston, developed a fuzzy logic modeling platform called Bionet together with a cell biologist, Dr. Rong Li of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, to study the complex interactions that occur in a cell's machinery using the kind of qualitative information gained from laboratory experiments. (source)
- Well, the academics vetoed it, so he got pretty annoyed at that, but he gave me a chairman's grant and then Columbia University, the Center for Social Sciences, Jonathan Cole, who was himself a very quantitative sociologist, but recognized the value of the kind of qualitative sociology that I guess, you could sa, y I do. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 32.0, which suggests that "qualitative" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 5 synonyms for qualitative.
approximate, conditional, dependent, partial, subjective
We have 2 antonyms for qualitative.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of qualitative from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of, relating to, or concerning quality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) of descriptions or distinctions based on some quality rather than on some quantity
- (adjective) of a form of analysis that yields the identity of a compound
- (noun) Something qualitative.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Relating to quality; having the character of quality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Originally, depending upon qualities; now, non-quantitative; relating to the possession of qualities without reference to the quantities involved; stating that some phenomenon occurs, but without measurement. The word occurs, according to Dr. Fitzedward Hall, in Gaule's
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) involving distinctions based on qualities
- (adjective) relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities