Having to do with quality. In contrast to quantitative (which pertains to quantity, the amount).

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qual·i·ta·tive 'kwäl-ə-.tāt-iv adj of, relating to, or involving quality or kind <\qualitative changes>
qual·i·ta·tive·ly adv

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qual·i·ta·tive (kwahlґĭ-ta″tiv) [L. qualitativus] pertaining to quality. Cf. quantitative.

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