Re: Terminology problem

From: Michael Roy Ames (
Date: Wed Apr 03 2002 - 16:44:53 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> wrote:

> "Quantitative" fits well, so ideally I'd like to get rid of
> "qualitative" and replace it with something that more
> effectively conveys the image of a selection from a bounded
> set or binary set. Any suggestions?

You are right... the words sound so similar, they lead to confusion. My
'top of the head' ideas may be non-starters, but they might spark some other

"qualitative" vs "quantitative"
Bounded (Set) Unbounded (Set)
Digital Analog
Discrete Continuous
Finite Infinite
Countable Uncountable
Step/Jump Ramp/Smooth
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