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quantitative

/quan·ti·ta·tive/ (kwahn´tĭ-ta″tiv)
1. denoting or expressing a quantity.
2. relating to the proportionate quantities or to the amount of the constituents of a compound.

quantitative

[kwon′titā′tiv]
Etymology: L, quantus, how much
capable of being measured.

quantitative

(kwont?i-tat'iv) [L. quantitativus, pert. to quantity]
1. Pert. to measurement.
2. Capable of being counted.
See: qualitative

quantitative

pertaining to observations of a numerical kind, e.g. 50 kg, 2 m, 24 hands.

quantitative characters
features of animal productivity or performance which can be measured quantitatively.
quantitative data
numerical data.
quantitative inheritance
genetic transmission of phenotypes which are quantitative and continuous.
quantitative trait
see quantitative trait.
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This type of evaluation is quick, inexpensive, quantitative, and reveals a wealth of information.
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If we take one step further and assemble a suite of quantitative methods analyzing key metabolites from different biochemical pathways, we can transform metabolic profiling into metabolomics.
He authored a book of major importance on the theory and practice in EPMA (Electron Probe Microanalysis, Van Nostrand, NY, 1981) and was editor of several other publications, including proceedings of meetings and workshops that he organized (in particular, NBS Special Publication 298, Quantitative Electron Probe Microanalysis, 1968, and Electron Probe Quantitation, Plenum, NY, 1991).
The result--quants say--is overconfidence, a tendency to dismiss conclusions arrived at by quantitative methods, and a reluctance to recognize constraints on what is possible.