adjective /ˈkwɒntɪtətɪv,ˈkwɑntɪteɪtɪv,ˈkwantɪtejtɪv,kwaɾ ̃ɪtejtɪv/
a) Of a measurement based on some quantity or number rather than on some quality
b) Of a form of analysis that determines the amount of some element or compound in a sample
See Also: quantity, quantitate

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