qualitative Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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qualitativeadjective

uk   /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.tə.tɪv/  us   /ˈkwɑː.lɪ.teɪ.t̬ɪv/ formal

qualitative adjective (STANDARD)

relating to how good or bad something is: Is there any qualitative difference between these two DVD players?

qualitative adjective (CHARACTERISTIC)

relating to what something or someone is like: There has been a qualitative change in the relationship between the public and the government.
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adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “qualitative”
in Chinese (Traditional) 質量,品質, 質量上的,品質上的, 性質上的…
in Russian качественный…
in Turkish nitelik, niteliğe ait…
in Chinese (Simplified) 质量, 质量的, 性质的…
in Polish jakościowy…
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