Definition of Quantity

1. Noun. How much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify.




2. Noun. An adequate or large amount. "He had a quantity of ammunition"
Generic synonyms: Amount
Specialized synonyms: Abundance, Copiousness, Teemingness
Attributes: Abundant, Scarce, Sufficient, Deficient, Insufficient

3. Noun. The concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable.

Definition of Quantity

1. n. 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.

Definition of Quantity

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. An indefinite amount of something. ¹

3. Noun. A specific measured amount. ¹

4. Noun. A considerable measure or amount. ¹

5. Noun. (metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference. ¹

6. Noun. (mathematics) Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quantity

1. a specified or indefinite amount or number [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Quantity

1. Origin: F. Quantite, L. Quantitas, fr. Quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. How, who. See Who. 1. 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. Hence, in specific uses: The relative duration of a tone. 2. That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially, anything to which mathematical processes are applicable. Quantity is discrete when it is applied to separate objects, as in number; continuous, when the parts are connected, either in succession, as in time, motion, etc, or in extension, as by the dimensions of space, viz, length, breadth, and thickness. 3. 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. "The quantity of extensive and curious information which he had picked up during many months of desultory, but not unprofitable, study." (Macaulay) Quantity of estate, quantities whose values are sought. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Quantity Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Quantity Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quantity

quantitative analyst
quantitative analysts
quantitative chemical analysis
quantitative easing
quantitative genetics
quantitative hypertrophy
quantitative perimetry
quantitative relation
quantitative research
quantitative trait
quantitatively
quantitativeness
quantities
quantitive
quantitively
quantity (current term)
quantity surveyor
quantity theory of money
quantity unit
quantitywise
quantivalence
quantivalences
quantivalent
quantizability
quantizable
quantization
quantizations
quantize
quantized
quantized electronic structure

Literary usage of Quantity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The increase since 1909 was 41.7 per cent in quantity and 12.7 per cent in value. Gases, compressed and liquefied, were made in 127 establishments whose ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"(2) quantity.— quantity is the length of time given to the utterance of sounds, ... It naturally divides into (a) long quantity which expresses sorrow, ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1881)
"One of these is the name of a certain known quantity of the same kind as the quantity to be expressed, which is taken as a standard of reference. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The quantity of heat given out by the platinum is then known at once, if the accepted unit of heat is the quantity required to melt one pound of ice. ..."

5. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"The treatment of degrees in quality and proportions in quantity as sensible implies that tho difference between resemblance and measured resemblance, ..."

6. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green, Thomas Hodge Grose (1882)
"The next is to transfer to it ideas of those other relations ' which Hume classifies as ' relations of time and place, proportion in quantity or number, ..."

7. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1897)
"quantity and Value of Blister Copper exported from Tasmania during the Years 1896, 1897, and the first Ha If-year of 1898. YEAR. quantity. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Quantity

Search for Quantity on Dictionary.com!Search for Quantity on Thesaurus.com!Search for Quantity on Google!Search for Quantity on Wikipedia!

Search