Definition of Quantification

1. Noun. A limitation imposed on the variables of a proposition (as by the quantifiers 'some' or 'all' or 'no').

Generic synonyms: Limitation, Restriction
Group relationships: Functional Calculus, Predicate Calculus
Derivative terms: Quantify



2. Noun. The act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something.
Generic synonyms: Measure, Measurement, Measuring, Mensuration
Specialized synonyms: Gradation, Graduation
Derivative terms: Quantify

Definition of Quantification

1. n. Modification by a reference to quantity; the introduction of the element of quantity.

Definition of Quantification

1. Noun. the act of quantifying ¹

2. Noun. (economics) the expression of an economic activity in monetary units ¹

3. Noun. (logic) a limitation that is imposed on the variables of a proposition ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quantification

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quantification

quanta
quantal
quantal mitosis
quantality
quantally
quantasome
quanted
quantic
quantics
quantifiabilities
quantifiability
quantifiable
quantifiableness
quantifiables
quantifiably
quantification (current term)
quantificational
quantifications
quantified
quantifier
quantifiers
quantifies
quantify
quantifying
quantile
quantiles
quanting
quantion
quantionic
quantions

Literary usage of Quantification

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

1. Studies and Exercises in Formal Logic: Including a Generalization of Logical by John Neville Keynes (1884)
"The eight propositional forms resulting from the explicit quantification of the ... This doctrine of the explicit quantification of the predicate led ..."

2. Studies and Exercises in Formal Logic: Including a Generalization of Logical by John Neville Keynes (1884)
"The eight propositional forms resulting from the explicit quantification of the ... This doctrine of the explicit quantification of the predicate led ..."

3. The Contemporary Review (1873)
"WHO DISCOVERED THE quantification OF THE PREDICATE? IN his brief article contained in the last number of the CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, Professor Spencer ..."

4. Elements of Logic as a Science of Propositions by Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones (1890)
"converse of 0 has been reached, the quantification of its predicate cannot be dropped without an illegitimate alteration of signification. ..."

5. What is Thought?: Or, The Problem of Philosophy by Way of a General by James Hutchison Stirling (1900)
"... as we do: for the quantification of the predicate is nothing less than the wilful repudiation and forfeiture of thought. The quantification of the ..."

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