Chemistry. the analysis of a substance to determine the amounts and proportions of its chemical constituents.
Business. the use of especially computerized mathematical analysis to support decision making, make business forecasts or investment recommendations, etc.
See analysis (sense 4)
quantitative analysis quan·ti·ta·tive analysis (kwŏn’tĭ-tā’tĭv)
The testing of a substance or mixture to determine the amounts and proportions of its chemical constituents.
See under analysis.
[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 […]
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.