An example of quantify is to count the number of times a word was misspelled in a book.
- to determine or express the quantity of; indicate the extent of; measure
- to express in quantitative terms, or as a numerical equivalent
- Logic to make the quantity or extension of (a term or symbol) clear and explicit by the use of a quantifier, as all, none, or some
Origin of quantifyMedieval Latin quantificare ; from Classical Latin quantus, how much (see quantity) + facere, to make, do
transitive verbquan·ti·fied, quan·ti·fy·ing, quan·ti·fies
- To determine or express the quantity of.
- Logic To limit the variables of (a proposition) by prefixing an operator such as all or some.
Origin of quantifyMedieval Latin quantificare : Latin quantus, how great; see quantity + Latin -ficare, -fy.
(third-person singular simple present quantifies, present participle quantifying, simple past and past participle quantified)
From Medieval Latin quantificare (introduced by Sir William Hamilton in logic)