# quantity

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Related to quantity: Physical quantity, Quantity Supplied

## quan·ti·ty

(kwŏn′tĭ-tē)*n.*

*pl.*

**quan·ti·ties**

**1.**

**a.**A specified or indefinite number or amount: shipped a large quantity of books; sells quantities of paper to publishers.

**b.**A considerable amount or number: sells drugs wholesale and in quantity.

**c.**An exact amount or number: the quantity of material recycled in a month.

**2.**The measurable or countable property or aspect of things: Arithmetic deals with quantity.

**3.**

*Mathematics*Something that serves as the object of an operation.

**4.**

**a.**

*Linguistics*The relative amount of time needed to pronounce a vowel, consonant, or syllable.

**b.**The duration of a syllable in quantitative verse.

**5.**

*Logic*The exact character of a proposition in reference to its universality, singularity, or particularity.

[Middle English quantite, from Old French, from Latin quantitās, quantitāt-, from quantus,

*how great*; see k^{w}o- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]## quantity

(ˈkwɒntɪtɪ)*n*,

*pl*

**-ties**

**1.**

**a.**a specified or definite amount, weight, number, etc

**b.**(

*as modifier*): a quantity estimate.

**2.**the aspect or property of anything that can be measured, weighed, counted, etc

**3.**a large or considerable amount

**4.**(Mathematics)

*maths*an entity having a magnitude that may be denoted by a numerical expression

**5.**(General Physics)

*physics*a specified magnitude or amount; the product of a number and a unit

**6.**(Logic)

*logic*the characteristic of a proposition dependent on whether it is a universal or particular statement, considering all or only part of a class

**7.**(Poetry)

*prosody*the relative duration of a syllable or the vowel in it

[C14: from Old French

*quantité,*from Latin*quantitās*extent, amount, from*quantus*how much]Usage: The use of a plural noun after

*quantity of*as in*a large quantity of bananas*was formerly considered incorrect, but is now acceptable## quan•ti•ty

(ˈkwɒn tɪ ti)*n.,*

*pl.*

**-ties.**

**1.**an indefinite or aggregate amount: a quantity of sugar.

**2.**a specified amount: in the quantities called for.

**3.**a considerable or great amount: to buy food in quantity.

**4.**

**a.**the property of magnitude involving comparability with other magnitudes.

**b.**something having magnitude or extent, amount, or the like.

**c.**magnitude, size, volume, area, or length.

**5.**the amount, degree, etc., in terms of which another can be greater or lesser.

**6.**the character of a proposition as singular, universal, or particular.

**7.**the relative duration of a speech sound, esp. a vowel, or a syllable; length.

**8.**any person, thing, or factor taken into consideration: The nominee was an unknown quantity.

[1250–1300; < Old French < Latin

*quantitās*fr.*quant(us)*how much]## quan·ti·ty

(kwŏn′tĭ-tē)*Mathematics*

Something, such as a number or symbol that represents a number, on which a mathematical operation is performed.

## Quantity

an amount or sum of people, things, or animals.*Examples*: quantity of the offence, 1647; of sorrowful remembrance, 1485.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonyms

**Legend:**Switch to new thesaurus

Noun | 1. | quantity - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantifyabstract entity, abstraction - a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples probability, chance - a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5" quantum - (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory) economic value, value - the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else; "he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices" fundamental measure, fundamental quantity - one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement definite quantity - a specific measure of amount indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity relative quantity - a quantity relative to some purpose system of measurement, metric - a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic cordage - the amount of wood in an area as measured in cords octane number, octane rating - a measure of the antiknock properties of gasoline magnetisation, magnetization - the extent or degree to which something is magnetized radical - (mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity volume - the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object; "the gas expanded to twice its original volume" volume - a relative amount; "mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water" proof - a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume) time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave" period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning" interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants |

2. | quantity - an adequate or large amount; "he had a quantity of ammunition"amount - the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people" abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance" | |

3. | quantity - the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variableconcept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances quantum - a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory term - any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree" numerical quantity - a quantity expressed as a number operand - a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed variable quantity, variable - a quantity that can assume any of a set of values parameter - a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data mathematical product, product - a quantity obtained by multiplication; "the product of 2 and 3 is 6" proportional - one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion binomial - (mathematics) a quantity expressed as a sum or difference of two terms; a polynomial with two terms |

## quantity

## quantity

*noun*

Translations

**množství**

**kvantitet**

**mængde**

**hulk**

**määrä**

**sulku**

**količina**

**mennyiség**

**magn**

**量**

**수량**

**kiekybė**

**neaiškus paukštis**

**sąmatos sudarytojas**

**daudzums**

**kvantitāte**

**količina**

**količina**

**kvantitet**

**mängd**

**antal**

**จำนวนที่แน่นอน**

**số lượng**

## quantity

[ˈkwɒntɪtɪ]**A.**

*N*→ cantidad

*f*

in large quantities; in quantity → en grandes cantidades

unknown quantity → incógnita

*f*

**B.**

*CPD*

**quantity discount**

*N*→ descuento

*m*por cantidad

**quantity mark**

*N*→ signo

*m*prosódico

**quantity surveyor**

*N*→ aparejador(a)

*m/f*

## quantity

[ˈkwɒntɪti]*n*→ quantité

*f*

in large quantities → en grande quantité

in small quantities → en petite quantité

in quantity → en grande quantité

quality not quantity → la qualité plutôt que la quantitéquantity surveyor

*n*

*(British)*→ métreur

*m*vérificateur

## quantity

*n*

→ Quantität

*f*; (= amount) → Menge*f*; (= proportion) → Anteil*m*(→*of*an*+dat*), → Quantum*nt*; to prefer**quantity**to quality → Quantität der Qualität vorziehen; in**quantity**, in large quantities → in großen Mengen; what**quantity**did you order? → welche Menge haben Sie bestellt?; a tiny**quantity**of poison → eine kleine Menge Gift; what**quantity**of yeast was used? → wie viel Hefe wurde benutzt?; the**quantity**of meat in these sausages is very small → der Fleischanteil in diesen Würsten ist sehr klein; in equal quantities → zu gleichen Mengen*or*Teilen*often pl*(= large amount or number) → Unmenge

*f*; quantities of books/beer → Unmengen von Büchern/Bier

(Poet, Phon) → Quantität

*f*## quantity

:**quantity mark**

*n*→ Quantitätszeichen

*nt*

**quantity surveyor**

*n*→ Baukostenkalkulator(in)

*m(f)*

## quantity

[ˈkwɒntɪtɪ]*n*→ quantità

*f inv*(

*Comm*) → quantità, quantitativo

in quantity → in grande quantità

## quantity

(ˈkwontəti)*noun*

the size, weight, number

*etc*of something,*especially*a large size*etc*. What quantity of paper do you need?; I buy these goods in quantity; a small quantity of cement; large quantities of tinned food.**quantity surveyor**

a person who is responsible for estimating the quantities of building materials needed for constructing something, and their probable cost.

**an unknown quantity**

a person or thing whose characteristics, abilities

*etc*cannot be predicted.## quantity

→ كَمِيَّة množství kvantitet Menge ποσότητα cantidad määrä quantité količina quantità 量 수량 hoeveelheid antall ilość quantidade количество kvantitet จำนวนที่แน่นอน miktar số lượng 数量## quan·ti·ty

*n.*cantidad, un número considerable.

## quantity

*n*cantidad

*f*

Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

Link to this page: