Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) A reason, idea or writing is qualitative if it is about the way something is, or about the thing’s qualities, but not about numbers/amounts.

Examples: (adjective) Qualitative differences between advertisements are likely to be far more important than quite large differences in the number of advertisements. (adjective) I have a qualitative idea of what his work is like, but I don’t know how much work he’s done.

Synonyms: adjectives: subjective.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 D