What does quantity mean?

Definitions for quantity
ˈkwɒn tɪ tiquan·ti·ty

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

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

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.

    Etymology: From quantitas, from quantus.

  2. quantity(Noun)

    An indefinite amount of something.

    Etymology: From quantitas, from quantus.

  3. quantity(Noun)

    A specific measured amount.

    Etymology: From quantitas, from quantus.

  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.

    Etymology: From quantitas, from quantus.

  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.

    Etymology: From quantitas, from quantus.

  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.

    Etymology: From quantitas, from quantus.

Wikipedia

  1. Quantity

    Quantity is a property that can exist as a multitude or magnitude, which illustrate discontinuity and continuity. Quantities can be compared in terms of "more", "less", or "equal", or by assigning a numerical value in terms of a unit of measurement. Mass, time, distance, heat, and angular separation are among the familiar examples of quantitative properties. Quantity is among the basic classes of things along with quality, substance, change, and relation. Some quantities are such by their inner nature (as number), while others function as states (properties, dimensions, attributes) of things such as heavy and light, long and short, broad and narrow, small and great, or much and little. Under the name of multitude comes what is discontinuous and discrete and divisible ultimately into indivisibles, such as: army, fleet, flock, government, company, party, people, mess (military), chorus, crowd, and number; all which are cases of collective nouns. Under the name of magnitude comes what is continuous and unified and divisible only into smaller divisibles, such as: matter, mass, energy, liquid, material—all cases of non-collective nouns. Along with analyzing its nature and classification, the issues of quantity involve such closely related topics as dimensionality, equality, proportion, the measurements of quantities, the units of measurements, number and numbering systems, the types of numbers and their relations to each other as numerical ratios.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quantity(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See Who.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See Who.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See Who.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See Who.]

  5. Quantity(noun)

    the relative duration of a tone

    Etymology: [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See Who.]

  6. Quantity(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See Who.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See Who.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quantity

    kwon′ti-ti, n. the amount of anything: bulk: size: a determinate amount: a sum or bulk: a large portion: (logic) the extent of a conception: (gram.) the measure of a syllable: (mus.) the relative duration of a tone: (math.) anything which can be increased, divided, or measured: (Shak.) a small part: (Shak.) proportion.—adj. Quan′titātive, relating to quantity: measurable in quantity: (chem.) determining the relative proportions of components.—advs. Quan′titātively, Quan′titively.—ns. Quan′titātiveness; Quantiv′alence (chem.), the combining power of an atom as compared with that of the hydrogen atom, valence.—adj. Quantiv′alent.—Quantitative logic, the doctrine of probability.—Constant quantity (math.), a quantity that remains the same while others vary. [Fr.,—L. quantitas, quantitatisquantus, how much—quam, how.]

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) )

Editors Contribution

  1. quantity

    A specific number.

    The quantity of boxes at the warehouse was always known as the system was so organized and structured.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

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

How to pronounce quantity?

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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say quantity in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quantity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quantity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of quantity in a Sentence

  1. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    In 15 days we have seized one-third of the quantity of war-grade weapons that are normally seized in a year.

  2. Plato:

    All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.

  3. Neil Tangri:

    Ultimately, this is very disappointing, the focus is on collecting and disposing of plastics instead of reducing the quantity produced.

  4. John DeCicco:

    The EPA is in a real bind, congress wrote a law mandating imaginary fuels. These have failed to materialize in any quantity. Congress tried to codify wishful thinking.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    An informed buyer purchases the product for its good quality, and not merely for its brand endorsed by a celebrity or even when lots of people are buying it for the big discount on its bulk quantity.

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