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Quantity meaning

quantity - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. how much there is of something that you can quantify
  2. 2. To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or express the quantity of; to rate.
  3. 3. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being measurable, or capable of increase and decrease, multiplication and division; greatness; and more concretely, that which answers the question " How much?"; measure in regard to bulk or amount; determinate or comparative dimensions; measure; amount; bulk; extent; size.
  4. 4. The extent or extension of a general conception, that is, the number of species or individuals to which it may be applied; also, its content or comprehension, that is, the number of its constituent qualities, attributes, or relations.
  5. 5. The measure of a syllable; that which determines the time in which it is pronounced; as, the long or short quantity of a vowel or syllable.
  6. 6. The relative duration of a tone.
  7. 7. That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially ( Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable.
  8. 8. A determinate or estimated amount; a sum or bulk; a certain portion or part; sometimes, a considerable amount; a large portion, bulk, or sum; as, a medicine taken in quantities, that is, in large quantities.
  9. 9. Amount; bulk; portion; measure.
  10. 10. Quantitative.

quantity - examples of usage

  1. I never saw many men settling who did not know what quantity of meal they had had. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. 8817. What quantity of winter fish do you generally sell? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 8232. What quantity was there of that? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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