[kwol-i-tey-tiv] /ˈkwɒl ɪˌteɪ tɪv/
pertaining to or concerned with quality or qualities.
involving or relating to distinctions based on quality or qualities Compare quantitative
early 15c., “that produces a (physical) quality,” from Medieval Latin qualitativus “relating to quality,” from stem of Latin qualitas “a quality, property, nature” (see quality). Meaning “concerned with quality” is from c.1600 in English, from French qualitatif or Medieval Latin qualitativus. Related: Qualitatively.
[kwon-tuh-fahy] /ˈkwɒn təˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), quantified, quantifying. 1. to determine, indicate, or express the of. 2. Logic. to make explicit the of (a proposition). 3. to give to (something regarded as having only quality). /ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ/ verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied 1. to discover or express the quantity of 2. (logic) to specify the […]
[kwon-ti-tey-tiv] /ˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. that is or may be estimated by quantity. 2. of or relating to the describing or measuring of quantity. 3. of or relating to a metrical system, as that of classical verse, based on the alternation of long and short, rather than accented and unaccented, syllables. 4. of or […]
[rey-shuh l] /ˈreɪ ʃəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the social construct of : racial diversity; racial stereotypes. 2. (no longer in technical use) of, relating to, or characteristic of one or the races of humankind. /nɒnˈreɪʃəl/ adjective 1. not related to racial factors or discrimination /ˈreɪʃəl/ adjective 1. denoting or relating to the […]
[rey-shuh-liz-uh m] /ˈreɪ ʃəˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. . n. “racism,” 1879, from racial + -ism. Also see racist.