noun

*pl.*-·ties

- an amount; portion
- any indeterminate bulk, weight, or number
- the exact amount of a particular thing
- [
*also pl.*] a great amount or number: to buy a commodity in*quantity* - that property of anything which can be determined by measurement
- Logic that characteristic of a proposition according to which it is classified as universal or particular
- Math.
- a thing that has the property of being measurable in dimensions, amounts, etc. or in extensions of these which can be expressed in numbers or symbols
- a number or symbol expressing a mathematical quantity

- the relative length, or duration, of a vowel, continuant consonant, or syllable

Origin of quantity

Middle English*quantite*from Old French from Classical Latin

*quantitas*from

*quantus,*how great from

*quam,*how, how much from Indo-European interrogative base an unverified form

*kwo-*from source who, what