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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An expert in the analysis of a substance to determine the amounts and proportions of its chemical constituents. Also: (Business) An expert especially in the use of computerized mathematical analysis to support decision making, make business forecasts or investment recommendations, etc.

Usage examples (35)
  • The so-called quant quake in 2007 hurt funds like Global Alpha as market volatility confounded computer-trading models.
  • Across the industry, so-called quant funds have been hit especially hard by the downturn in credit and private-equity markets.
  • The "quant" mystique got tarnished this past summer.
  • The firm has attracted at least one long-time "quant" skeptic: famed value investor for more
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