A Word A Day : Qualitative

Word of 8th July 2007: A Word A Day-Qualitative


( Adjective )

Qualitative (KWOL i TAY tiv): having to do with the quality or qualities of something (as opposed to the quantity)

• If a school achieves a qualitative improvement in attendance, it means that the school is being attended by better students.

• If the school achieves a quantitative improvement, it means the school is being attended by more students.

• The difference between the two restaurants was quantitative rather than qualitative. Both served the same dreadful food, but the second restaurant served more of it.

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