What is Quantitative Change, What Does It Mean?July 2, 2021
Increase or decrease in quantity. It is used for the qualitative change expression that transforms any object, phenomenon or event in objective reality into another object, phenomenon or event.
There are qualitative determinations of all objects, facts, events and processes of objective reality, as well as quantitative determinations accordingly. For example, a certain volume, size, number, speed, degree of development, etc. quantitative determinations. Changes in quantitative determinations are expressed by the term quantitative change. For example, in addition to the qualitative determination that makes the apple an apple, there is also a certain volume, size, in other words, quantitative determination of the apple relative to the melon or the grapevine.
However, quantitative changes do not make objective reality what it is. For example, an apple may be large or small, but it is still an apple. On the other hand, changes in qualitative determinations, that is, qualitative changes, fundamentally change objective reality, making it cease to be what it is. For example, water becomes steam, seed becomes apple, alive becomes dead, etc. Quantitative changes turn into qualitative changes only when they reach their final limits. For example, a living thing grows old (quantitative change), grows old, and dies (qualitative change).