[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.
/ˈkwɒntɪtətɪv; -ˌteɪ-/
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

1650s, from quantity + -ive. Related: Quantitively.

1580s, “having quantity,” from Medieval Latin quantitativus, from stem of Latin quantitas (see quantity). Meaning “measurable” is from 1650s. Related: Quantitatively.


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