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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Qualitative \Qual"i*ta*tive\, a. [Cf. LL. gualitativus, F. qualitatif.] Relating to quality; having the character of quality. -- Qual"i*ta*tive*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]