Definitions for quantification
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quan•ti•fyˈkwɒn təˌfaɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.
to determine, indicate, or express the quantity of.
Logic. to make explicit the quantity of (a proposition).
to give quantity to (something regarded as having only quality).
a limitation imposed on the variables of a proposition (as by the quantifiers `some' or `all' or `no')
the act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something
the act of quantifying
the expression of an economic activity in monetary units
a limitation that is imposed on the variables of a proposition
Origin: Coined by Scottish philosopher Sir William Hamilton. "quantification of the predicate"
modification by a reference to quantity; the introduction of the element of quantity
Quantification has several distinct senses. In mathematics and empirical science, it is the act of counting and measuring that maps human sense observations and experiences into members of some set of numbers. Quantification in this sense is fundamental to the scientific method. In logic, quantification is the binding of a variable ranging over a domain of discourse. The variable thereby becomes bound by an operator called a quantifier. Academic discussion of quantification refers more often to this meaning of the term than the preceding one. In grammar, a quantifier is a type of determiner, such as all or many, that indicates quantity. These items have been argued to correspond to logical quantifiers at the semantic level.
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