quantitative

If your boss asks you to do a quantitative analysis of this month's ice cream sales, he's not asking you to talk about how pleasant the customer interactions were. He wants numbers: how many cones did you sell of each flavor?

If quantitative sounds like the word quantity to you, you're on the right track. Something that's quantitative is expressed in terms of quantity. When you're trying to figure out how well your new business is doing, there are all sorts of factors you need to think about, but only some of them can be measured in numbers. Those are quantitative. The other things, like say, how pleasant the room feels, would be qualitative, a word that's often paired with quantitative.

Primary Meanings of quantitative

 1 adj expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement 2 adj (of verse) having a metric system based on relative duration of syllables
Full Definitions of quantitative
1

adj expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement

“export wheat without quantitative limitations”
quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture”
Synonyms:
decimal, denary
numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten
duodecimal
based on twelve
numeric, numerical
measured or expressed in numbers
quantifiable
capable of being quantified
three-figure
(of numbers) written with three figures
valued
(usually used in combination) having value of a specified kind
vicenary
of or relating to or based on 20
Antonyms:
qualitative
involving distinctions based on qualities
soft
using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation

adj relating to the measurement of quantity

quantitative studies”
2

adj (of verse) having a metric system based on relative duration of syllables

Antonyms:
syllabic
(of verse) having lines based on number of syllables rather than on rhythmical arrangement of stresses or quantities
accentual
(of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity