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qualitative

/qual·i·ta·tive/ (kwahl´ĭ-ta″tiv) pertaining to quality. Cf. quantitative.

qualitative

[kwol′itā′tiv]
Etymology: L, qualis
pertaining to the quality, value, or nature of something.

qualitative

(kwol'i-ta?tiv) [L. qualitativus]
Referring to the quality of anything.
See: quantitative

qualitative

pertaining to observations of a categorical nature, e.g. breed, sex.

qualitative data
data measured on a categorical scale.
qualitative trait
see qualitative trait.
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Subtle clinical disease was observed in some of the mice; four mice had ruffled fur for [greater than or equal to] 3 days, including mouse 12, which had qualitatively high levels of gRNA and sgRNA in its lung (Figure 1B).
Auditors generally design the audit to provide reasonable assurance of detecting quantitatively material misstatements but are responsible throughout the audit for considering whether any misstatements that come to their attention are quantitatively or qualitatively material.
Qualitatively, a similar result is obtained when CB is subjected to post-treatment with only traces of some chemicals.
The Party had to create an internal culture qualitatively different from other radical or liberal movements that "extended a hand to blacks while allowing in its own structure the very circumstances that engendered inequality.
It argues forcefully and convincingly that a "Renaissance" did indeed occur in what many now refer to as "early modern" France, that this Renaissance was qualitatively different from - and in some ways more consequential than - its Italian counterpart, that it created history as a modern discipline and transformed France from a backward feudal monarchy into the modern nation we know today, and that it resulted not from the coincidence of circumstances and anonymous forces but from the concerted energies of extraordinary individuals.
A thing's qualitative perfection as a K is the suitability of its formed matter to its purpose or function as something of kind K and to the purposes or functions of its parts: to be qualitatively perfect as a K an object must be so formed that it satisfactorily discharges whatever purposes are integral to the nature of a K (CJ, [subsections] 15, 16, 48).
While the mountain may look qualitatively different from the ant hill, the process of achieving it was a gradual, quantitative one.
Racist speech [is] qualitatively different," says critical race theorist Mari J.
The various authors contend with answers to such probing questions as: Are gifted learners qualitatively different from individuals who are not gifted?
Analyze qualitatively / quantitatively the level of achievement of project effectiveness / efficiency and the level of achievement of resilience beneficiary communities while trying to identify lessons learned (success of project interventions) and the strategy part of the draft by the beneficiary community according to their resilience.
The test employs real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to qualitatively detect RNA of the influenza A or B viruses or RSV in a patient's nasal or nasopharyngeal specimens.

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