quantity

  • 1 Quantity — is a kind of property which exists as magnitude or multitude. It is among the basic classes of things along with quality, substance, change, and relation. Quantity was first introduced as quantum, an entity having quantity. Being a fundamental… …

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  • 2 Quantity — • Interpretations of quantity as either a physical or theoretical abstraction Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Quantity     Quantity      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Quantity — Quan ti*ty, n.; pl. {Quantities}. [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See {Who}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being measurable, or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 quantity — [kwänt′ə tē] n. pl. quantities [ME quantite < OFr < L quantitas < quantus, how great < quam, how, how much < IE interrogative base * kwo > WHO, WHAT] 1. an amount; portion 2. any indeterminate bulk, weight, or number 3. the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 quantity — I noun abundance, aggregate, allotment, amount, amplitude, apportionment, batch, bulk, bunch, crowd, fullness, heap, host, large number, legion, lot, mass, measure, measurement, mess, muchness, multiplicity, multitude, multitudinousness, myriads …

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  • 6 quantity — (n.) early 14c., from O.Fr. quantite (Fr. quantité), from L. quantitatem (nom. quantitas, coined as a loan translation of Gk. posotes) relative greatness or extent, from quantus how much, from quam how, how much. Latin quantitas also is the… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 quantity — amount, *sum, aggregate, total, whole, number …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 quantity — [n] number or amount abundance, aggregate, allotment, amplitude, batch, body, budget, bulk, capacity, deal, expanse, extent, figure, greatness, length, load, lot, magnitude, mass, measure, multitude, part, pile, portion, profusion, quota, size,… …

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  • 9 quantity — ► NOUN (pl. quantities) 1) a certain amount or number. 2) the property of something that is measurable in number, amount, size, or weight. 3) a considerable number or amount. ORIGIN Latin quantitas, from quantus how great, how much …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 quantity — Number of units or lots of a futures contract. Sometimes also called size. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary * * * quantity quan‧ti‧ty [ˈkwɒntti ǁ ˈkwɑːn ] noun quantities PLURALFORM 1. [countable] an amount of something that can be counted… …

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  • 11 Quantity — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absolute quantity. < N PARAG:Quantity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 quantity quantity magnitude Sgm: N 1 size size &c.(dimensions) 192 Sgm: N 1 amplitude amplitude magnitude mass amount sum …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 quantity — quan|ti|ty W2S3 [ˈkwɔntıti US ˈkwa:n ] n plural quantities [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: quantité, from Latin quantitas, from quantus how much ] 1.) [U and C] an amount of something that can be counted or measured quantity of ▪ The… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 quantity — [[t]kwɒ̱ntɪti[/t]] ♦♦♦ quantities 1) N VAR A quantity is an amount that you can measure or count. ...a small quantity of water. ...vast quantities of food... The bowl needs to be re frozen after each use, so it takes a long time to make a large… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 quantity — 01. The price goes down for our goods if you buy them in large [quantity]. 02. It costs much less to make your own salsa if you make large [quantities] of it. 03. We buy a huge [quantity] of strawberries and blueberries every summer to preserve… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 quantity */*/ — UK [ˈkwɒntətɪ] / US [ˈkwɑntətɪ] noun Word forms quantity : singular quantity plural quantities Metaphor: Changes in quantities and amounts are like movements up and down. People think of large quantities as being in a high position and small… …

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  • 16 Quantity — Quantität (englisch Quantity) ist ein Analysemuster aus der Softwaretechnik und dient zur Modellierung messbarer Werte und ihrer Einheit. Das Muster wurde von Martin Fowler entwickelt und in seinem Buch Analysemuster beschrieben.… …

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  • 17 quantity — quan|ti|ty [ kwantəti ] noun ** uncount the amount of something: They monitor both the quantity and the quality of materials used. a. count or uncount a particular amount of something: Saturated fats can be bad for your health if consumed in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 quantity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, huge, immense, large, massive, sheer, significant, substantial, vast …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 quantity — n. (pl. ies) 1 the property of things that is measurable. 2 the size or extent or weight or amount or number. 3 a specified or considerable portion or number or amount (buys in quantity; the quantity of heat in a body). 4 (in pl.) large amounts… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 quantity — n. amount 1) a considerable, large; negligible, small; sufficient quantity 2) in (large) quantities factor 3) an unknown quantity * * * [ kwɒntɪtɪ] large negligible small sufficient quantity [ amount ] a considerable [ factor ] an unknown… …

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