[kwon-ti-tey-tiv] /ˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪ tɪv/
that is or may be estimated by quantity.
of or relating to the describing or measuring of quantity.
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.
of or relating to the length of a spoken vowel or consonant.
involving or relating to considerations of amount or size Compare qualitative
capable of being measured
(prosody) denoting or relating to a metrical system, such as that in Latin and Greek verse, that is based on the relative length rather than stress of syllables
1580s, “having quantity,” from Medieval Latin quantitativus, from stem of Latin quantitas (see quantity). Meaning “measurable” is from 1650s. Related: Quantitatively.
noun, Genetics. 1. a character or trait that is transmitted by quantitative inheritance.
noun, Economics. 1. the policy by which a central bank creates money and uses it to purchase financial assets, thereby increasing the money supply and stimulating a weak economy. Abbreviation: QE. noun 1. the practice of increasing the supply of money in order to stimulate economic activity
noun 1. . quantitative genetics The scientific study of the statistical analysis of the effects that heredity and environment have on phenotypic variation.
noun, Genetics. 1. the process in which the additive action of numerous genes results in a trait, as height, showing continuous variability.