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)
- 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.
- 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.
- A specific measured amount.
- A considerable measure or amount.
- (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.
- (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.
- “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.