Qual"i*ta*tive (?), a. [Cf. LL. gualitativus, F. qualitatif.]

Relating to quality; having the character of quality.

-- Qual"i*ta*tive*ly, adv.

Qualitative analysis Chem., analysis which merely determines the constituents of a substance without any regard to the quantity of each ingredient; -- contrasted with quantitative analysis.

 

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