Definitions for quantityˈkwɒn tɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quan•ti•tyˈkwɒn tɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. an indefinite or aggregate amount:

    a quantity of sugar.

  2. a specified amount:

    in the quantities called for.

  3. a considerable or great amount:

    to buy food in quantity.

  4. the property of magnitude involving comparability with other magnitudes. something having magnitude or extent, amount, or the like. magnitude, size, volume, area, or length.

    Category: Math

  5. the amount, degree, etc., in terms of which another can be greater or lesser.

  6. the character of a proposition as singular, universal, or particular.

    Category: Philosphy

  7. the relative duration of a speech sound, esp. a vowel, or a syllable; length.

    Category: Phonetics, Prosody

  8. any person, thing, or factor taken into consideration:

    The nominee was an unknown quantity.

Origin of quantity:

1250–1300; < OF < L quantitās fr. quant(us) how much

Princeton's WordNet

  1. measure, quantity, amount(noun)

    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

  2. quantity(noun)

    an adequate or large amount

    "he had a quantity of ammunition"

  3. quantity(noun)

    the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. quantity(noun)ˈkwɒn tɪ ti

    how much or how many there is; = amount, number

    Police found a large quantity of marijuana.; products ordered in small quantities

Wiktionary

  1. quantity(Noun)

    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.

  2. quantity(Noun)

    An indefinite amount of something.

  3. quantity(Noun)

    A specific measured amount.

  4. quantity(Noun)

    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.

  5. quantity(Noun)

    Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.

  6. quantity(Noun)

    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.

  7. Origin: From quantitas, from quantus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quantity(verb)

    to modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or express the quantity of; to rate

  2. Quantity(noun)

    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

  3. Quantity(noun)

    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

  4. Quantity(noun)

    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

  5. Quantity(noun)

    the relative duration of a tone

  6. Quantity(noun)

    that which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially (Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable

  7. Quantity(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Quantity

    Quantity is a property that can exist as a magnitude or multitude. Quantities can be compared in terms of "more", "less" or "equal", or by assigning a numerical value in terms of a unit of measurement. Quantity is among the basic classes of things along with quality, substance, change, and relation. Being a fundamental term, quantity is used to refer to any type of quantitative properties or attributes of things. Some quantities are such by their inner nature, while others are functioning as states of things such as heavy and light, long and short, broad and narrow, small and great, or much and little. A small quantity is sometimes referred to as a quantulum. Two basic divisions of quantity, magnitude and multitude, imply the principal distinction between continuity and discontinuity. Under the names of multitude come what is discontinuous and discrete and divisible into indivisibles, all cases of collective nouns: army, fleet, flock, government, company, party, people, chorus, crowd, mess, number, extent, size, and amount. Under the names of magnitude come what is continuous and unified and divisible into divisibles, all cases of non-collective nouns: the universe, matter, mass, energy, liquid, material, animal, plant, tree.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Quantity

    This term is used to express arrangements of electrical connections for giving the largest quantity of current, as a quantity armature, meaning one wound for low resistance. A battery is connected in quantity when the cells are all in parallel. It is the arrangement giving the largest current through a very small external resistance. The term is now virtually obsolete (Daniell); "in surface," "in parallel," or "in multiple arc" is used.

  2. Quantity

    Electro-magnetic. Quantity is determined electro-magnetically by the measurement of current intensity for a second of time: its dimensions are therefore given by multiplying intensity or current strength by time. The dimensions of intensity are   ( (M^.5) * (L^.5) ) / T therefore the dimensions of electro-magnetic quantity are   ( ( (M^.5) * (L^.5) ) / T ) * T = ( (M^.5) * (L^.5) )

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quantity' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3954

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quantity' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4783

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quantity' in Nouns Frequency: #1062


Translations for quantity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

quantity(noun)

the size, weight, number etc of something, especially a large size etc

What quantity of paper do you need?; I buy these goods in quantity; a small quantity of cement; large quantities of tinned food.

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