qualitative Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “qualitative” in the English Dictionary

"qualitative" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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

See all translations

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.
Compare
(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…
What is the pronunciation of qualitative?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“qualitative” in American English

“qualitative” in Business English

More meanings of “qualitative”

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More