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qualitativeadjective

uk   /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.tə.tɪv/  us   /ˈkwɑː.lə.teɪ.t̬ɪv/ formal
qualitatively
adverb uk   /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.tə.tɪv.li/  us   /ˈkwɑː.lə.teɪ.t̬ɪv.li/
(Definition of qualitative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"qualitative" in American English

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qualitativeadjective

 us   /ˈkwɑl·ɪˌteɪ·t̬ɪv/
relating to the quality of an experience or situation rather than to facts that can be measured: There’s a qualitative difference between seeing a live performance in a theater and watching a movie.
qualitatively
adverb  /ˌkwɑl·ɪˈteɪ·t̬ɪv·li/
(Definition of qualitative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"qualitative" in Business English

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qualitativeadjective

uk   /ˈkwɒlɪtətɪv/  us   /ˈkwɒlɪˌteɪtɪv/
MARKETING based on information that cannot be easily measured, such as people's opinions and feelings, rather than on information that can be shown in numbers: The collection of qualitative data often yields a huge pile of raw material. It may be necessary to use a more varied form of assessment, i.e. one that generates both qualitative and quantitative information. qualitative analysis/methods/study
relating to the qualities of something rather than its quantity: qualitative change/difference It is the qualitative change in the nature of big business that really matters.
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(Definition of qualitative from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “qualitative”
in Chinese (Simplified) 质量, 质量的, 性质的…
in Turkish nitelik, niteliğe ait…
in Russian качественный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 質量,品質, 質量上的,品質上的, 性質上的…
in Polish jakościowy…
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