Pronunciation: (kwon'ti-tā"tiv), [key]
1. that is or may be estimated by quantity.
2. of or pertaining to the describing or measuring of quantity.
3. of or pertaining to a metrical system, as that of classical verse, based on the alternation of long and short, rather than accented and unaccented, syllables.
4. of or pertaining to the length of a spoken vowel or consonant.
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