Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Expressed or expressible as a quantity.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or susceptible of measurement.
  • adj. Of or relating to number or quantity.
  • adj. Of or relating to a metrical system based on the duration of syllables rather than on stress. Used especially of classical Greek and Latin verse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a measurement based on some quantity or number rather than on some quality
  • adj. Of a form of analysis that determines the amount of some element or compound in a sample

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to quantity.
  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating or having regard to quantity or measurement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of verse) having a metric system based on relative duration of syllables
  • adj. expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement
  • adj. relating to the measurement of quantity

Etymologies

Medieval Latin quantitātīvus, from Latin quantitās, quantitāt-, quantity, from quantus, how great; see quantity.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The term "quantitative easing" refers to Fed efforts to stimulate financial markets by buying bonds, injecting fresh government money into the economy in the process.

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  • King also said that he personally dislikes the term "quantitative easing".

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  • And the Fed chief dislikes the term "quantitative easing," a term that became associated with Japan's money-pumping efforts in the 2000s.

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  • Note: The term quantitative easing describes an extreme form of monetary policy used to stimulate an economy where interest rates are either at, or close to, zero.

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  • The term quantitative easing describes an extreme form of monetary policy used to stimulate an economy where interest rates are either at, or close to, zero.

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  • The term quantitative easing is often characterised as the Bank printing more money - with the permission of the Treasury - as the purchase of assets will be funded by the creation of new money.

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  • The central bank says it is not committing to what it calls quantitative or credit easing, but it does point out that the economy has deteriorated much more than it previously thought.

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  • “The term quantitative easing refers to the creation of a pre-determined quantity of new money ...

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  • "The term quantitative easing refers to the creation of a pre-determined quantity of new money ...

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  • But despite the widespread use of the term quantitative easing, I still believe this is not Bernanke's understanding of the Fed's policy stance (see also

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