English Online Dictionary. What means quantity? What does quantity mean?
From Middle English quantite, from Old French quantité, from Latin quantitās (“quantity”), from quantus (“how much”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkwɒn.tɪ.ti/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈkwɑntɨti/, /ˈkwɑntɨɾi/, /ˈkwɑnɾɨɾi/, /ˈkwɑnɨɾi/
- Note: This is with a relaxed middle T, and is only used in colloquial contexts by many speakers.
- (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈkwɑndədi/, /ˈkwɑnɾəɾi/
- (obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈkwæn.tɪ.ti/
quantity (countable and uncountable, plural quantities)
- 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.
- An indefinite amount of something.
- Some soap making oils are best as base oils, used in a larger quantity in the soap, while other oils are best added in a small quantity.
- Olive oil can be used practically in any quantity.
- A specific measured amount.
- This bag would normally costs $497.50 for a quantity of 250, at a price of $1.99 per piece.
- Generally it should not be used in a quantity larger than 15 percent.
- 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.
- (metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.
- (mathematics) 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.
- 2006, Jerome E. Kaufmann and Karen Schwitters, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Approach, p 89
- For problems 58-67, translate each word phrase into an algebraic expression. […] 65. x plus 9, the quantity squared
- 2005, R. Mark Sirkin, Statistics For The Social Sciences, p137
- The second, , read "summation of x, quantity squared," tells us to first add up all the xs to get and then square to get .
- 1985, Serge Lang, Math!: Encounters with High School Students, p54
- ANN. quantity cubed.
- SERGE LANG. That's right, .
- In mathematics, used to unambiguously orate mathematical equations; it is extremely rare in print, since there is no need for it there.
- unknown quantity
- quantity in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- quantity in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- quantity at OneLook Dictionary Search