Quantity definition

kwŏntĭ-tē
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The measurable or countable property or aspect of things.

Arithmetic deals with quantity.

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Something, such as a number or symbol that represents a number, on which a mathematical operation is performed.
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The exact amount of a particular thing.
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Any indeterminate bulk, weight, or number.
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That property of anything which can be determined by measurement.
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A fundamental, generic term used when referring to the measurement (count, amount) of a scalar, vector, number of items or to some other way of denominating the value of a collection or group of items.

You have to choose between quantity and quality.

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A specific measured amount.

This bag would normally costs $497.50 for a quantity of 250, at a price of $1.99 per piece.

Generally it should not be used in a quantity larger than 15 percent.

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(mathematics) Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.

X plus y quantity squared equals x squared plus 2xy plus y squared.

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A considerable measure or amount.

The Boeing P-26A was the first all-metal monoplane fighter produced in quantity for the U.S. Army Air Corps.

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A great amount or number.

To buy a commodity in quantity.

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(logic) That characteristic of a proposition according to which it is classified as universal or particular.
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An indefinite amount of something.

Some soap making oils are best as base oils, used in a larger quantity in the soap, while other oils are best added in a small quantity.

Olive oil can be used practically in any quantity.

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(metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.
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Quantity is defined as an amount, measure or number.

An example of quantity is how many apples are in a barrel.

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A number or symbol expressing a mathematical quantity.
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(logic) The exact character of a proposition in reference to its universality, singularity, or particularity.
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A specified or indefinite number or amount.

Shipped a large quantity of books; sells quantities of paper to publishers.

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A considerable amount or number.

Sells drugs wholesale and in quantity.

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An exact amount or number.

The quantity of material recycled in a month.

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(linguistics) The relative amount of time needed to pronounce a vowel, consonant, or syllable.
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The duration of a syllable in quantitative verse.
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(phonet., prosody) The relative length, or duration, of a vowel, continuant consonant, or syllable.
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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.
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An amount; portion.
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(mathematics) Something that serves as the object of an operation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quantity
Plural:
quantities

Origin of quantity

  • Middle English quantite from Old French from Latin quantitās quantitāt- from quantus how great kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin quantitas (“quantity"), from quantus (“how much").

    From Wiktionary