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"qualitative" in British English

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qualitativeadjective

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

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qualitativeadjective

 us   /ˈkwɑl·ɪˌteɪ·t̬ɪv/
relating to the ​quality of an ​experience or ​situationrather than to ​facts that can be ​measured: There’s a qualitative ​difference between ​seeing a ​liveperformance 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 ​rawmaterial. It may be necessary to use a more ​variedform of ​assessment, i.e. one that ​generates both qualitative and ​quantitativeinformation. 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 ​bigbusiness 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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