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 for Quantitative
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quantitative \Quan"ti*ta*tive\, a. [Cf. F. quantitatif.]
     Relating to quantity. -- Quan"ti*ta*tive*ly, adv.
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     Quantitative analysis (Chem.), analysis which determines
        the amount or quantity of each ingredient of a substance,
        by weight or by volume; -- contrasted with qualitative
        analysis.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Analysis \A*nal"y*sis\, n.; pl. Analyses. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to
     unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; ? up + ?
     to loose. See Loose.]
     1. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses
        or of the intellect, into its constituent or original
        elements; an examination of the component parts of a
        subject, each separately, as the words which compose a
        sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions
        which enter into an argument. It is opposed to
        synthesis.
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     2. (Chem.) The separation of a compound substance, by
        chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to
        ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how
        much of each element is present. The former is called
        qualitative, and the latter quantitative analysis.
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     3. (Logic) The tracing of things to their source, and the
        resolving of knowledge into its original principles.
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     4. (Math.) The resolving of problems by reducing the
        conditions that are in them to equations.
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     5.
        (a) A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a
            discourse, disposed in their natural order.
        (b) A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of
            a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with
            synopsis.
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     6. (Nat. Hist.) The process of ascertaining the name of a
        species, or its place in a system of classification, by
        means of an analytical table or key.
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     Ultimate, Proximate, Qualitative, Quantitative, and
     Volumetric analysis. (Chem.) See under Ultimate,
        Proximate, Qualitative, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quantitative
      adj 1: expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible
             of measurement; "export wheat without quantitative
             limitations"; "quantitative analysis determines the
             amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a
             substance or mixture" [ant: qualitative]
      2: relating to the measurement of quantity; "quantitative
         studies"
      3: (of verse) having a metric system based on relative duration
         of syllables; "in typical Greek and Latin verse of the
         classical period the rhymic system is based on some
         arrangement of long and short elements" [ant: accentual,
         syllabic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "quantitative":
     a, an, any, approximative, certain, chorographic, estimative,
     hypsographic, measured, measuring, mensural, mensurational,
     mensurative, metric, numerative, oceanographic, one, quantified,
     quantitive, quantized, some, topographic, valuational, valuative
  
  

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