quantitative analysis: Meaning and Definition of

quan'titative anal'ysis

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the analysis of a substance to determine the amounts and proportions of its chemical constituents. Cf.
  2. the use of esp. computerized mathematical analysis to support decision making, make business forecasts or investment recommendations, etc.
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