qualitative analysis


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qualitative analysis

n.
The testing of a substance or mixture to determine its chemical constituents.

qualitative analysis

n
(Chemistry) See analysis4

qual′itative anal′ysis



n.
the analysis of a substance in order to ascertain the identity of its chemical constituents.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.qualitative analysis - the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements
analysis - an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
uranalysis, urinalysis - (medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
scatology - (medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes)
polarography - an electrochemical method of chemical analysis
quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysis - chemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance
dialysis - separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
dating, geological dating - use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
thermogravimetry - the measurement of changes in weight as a function of changes in temperature used as a technique of chemically analyzing substances
tare - (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals
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The qualitative analysis give a quite normal condition, and shows, I should infer, in itself a vigorous state of health.
Contract notice: Development Of A Qualitative Analysis Of The Results Of Surveys Conducted By The Program On Performance Indicators
The report holds a detailed market segmentations combined with qualitative analysis at each and every aspect of the classifications
The conceptualization of data analysis for the handbook, and hence the logical structure of the volumes themselves, was guided by the following criteria: qualitative analysis focuses mostly on aspects of the micro-world, while quantitative analysis focuses on aspects of the macro-world; the two models of data analysis can be employed in "pure" form or in a mixed analysis; both modes produce outcomes of equal quality, utility, and academic standing; and, perhaps most controversially, qualitative analysis does not have the power to explain macro-social phenomena and, conversely, quantitative analysis does not aid in the interpretation of micro-social phenomena.
DESCRIPTION: This book provides a broad and in-depth theoretical and practical description of the fundamental concepts in understanding biomechanics in the qualitative analysis of human movement.
Today, buyers are (or if they are not, they should be) demanding a more qualitative analysis about a target's legal issues that may affect their future business plan for the target.

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