quantity

quantity

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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/
  • (General American) enPR: kwŏnʹ(t)ĭtē, IPA(key): /ˈkwɑn(t)ɪti/, [ˈkʰwɑn(ɾ)ɨɾi], [ˈkʰwɑn(tʰ)ɨtʰi]
    • 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/, /ˈkwæn.tɪ.tɪ/

quantity (countable and uncountable, plural quantities) (abbreviated qty)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A specific measured amount.
  4. A considerable measure or amount.
  5. (metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.
  6. (mathematics) Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.
  7. (phonology) Length of sounds.
  • In mathematics, used to unambiguously orate mathematical equations; it is extremely rare in print, since there is no need for it there.
  • measure
  • unit
  • “quantity”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
  • “quantity”, in The Century Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
  • “quantity”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.

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