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Definitions of quantity

  1. To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or express the quantity of; to rate. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. an adequate or large amount; "he had a quantity of ammunition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The relative duration of a tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially (Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That property of anything that enables it to be increased or reduced; any uncertain bulk, weight, or number; a large portion, sum, or mass; the sound given to a syllable, as long or short; anything that can be increased, divided, or measured. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Amount; bulk; portion; measure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Quantitative. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A certain mass, volume, or number; an object having assignable dimensions or amount. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. That property of anything which may be increased or diminished; extent, bulk, weight, or measure; amount; anything which can be multiplied, divided, or measured; the measure of a syllable the extent of an assertion; the relative duration of a tone. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. That property of anything capable of being increased or diminished; bulk, weight, or number; a large portion; an indefinite extent of space; an indeterminate mass or aggregate of matter; the measure of the time of a syllable or vowel in pronouncing it; in logic, a general conception; in math., anything which can be multiplied, divided, or measured. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for quantity

  1. In spite of the quantity and quality of Rembrandt's work, he was unable to recover his prosperity. – The Book of Art for Young People by Agnes Conway Sir Martin Conway
  2. They had timber in quantity from the broken boats and ships, but without tools they could turn it all to no account. – White Fire by John Oxenham
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