What does quantify mean?

Definitions for quantifyˈkwɒn təˌfaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quantify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quantify(verb)

    use as a quantifier

  2. quantify, measure(verb)

    express as a number or measure or quantity

    "Can you quantify your results?"


  1. Quantify(v. t.)

    (Logic) To make explicit the quantity of; as, to quantify a variable.

  2. Origin: [L. quantus now much + -fy.]


  1. quantify(Verb)

    To assign a quantity to.

  2. quantify(Verb)

    To determine the value of (a variable or expression).

  3. Origin: From quantificare (introduced by Sir William Hamilton in logic)

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quantify

    kwon′ti-fī, v.t. to determine with respect to quantity: to fix or express the quantity of.—n. Quantificā′tion, the art, process, or form by which anything is quantified.—Quantification of the predicate, a phrase belonging to logic, signifying the attachment of the signs of quantity to the predicate. [L. quantus, how great, facĕre, to make.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quantify in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quantify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Budget Minister Christian Eckert:

    It's hard to quantify what is hidden.

  2. Stephen Lee:

    In our work I don't believe we have a firm conclusion. We would like to better quantify this.

  3. Tom Rice:

    It enables you to think quicker and feel sharper, although I've only started recently so it's hard to quantify the full effects.

  4. Alison Behie:

    Being able to potentially quantify the increased risk for the daughters of smokers would give more weight to the argument made here.

  5. Shinichiro Kadota:

    It's difficult to quantify how much the currency market has factored in the possibility of Greece missing the June 5 repayment deadline, greek debt yields provide only a rough guide, and although a missed deadline will not spell default, market concern remains high.

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