definite quantity

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Noun1.definite quantity - a specific measure of amount
quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
absolute value, numerical value - a real number regardless of its sign
acid value - (chemistry) the amount of free acid present in fat as measured by the milligrams of potassium hydroxide needed to neutralize it; "as the glycerides in fat slowly decompose the acid value increases"
chlorinity - a measure of the quantity of chlorine or other halides in water (especially seawater)
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
quire - a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets
ream - a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires
solubility - the quantity of a particular substance that can dissolve in a particular solvent (yielding a saturated solution)
toxicity - the degree to which something is poisonous
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
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delivery of a definite quantity of specific supplies or services for a fixed period...." (38) Indefinite quantity or IDIQ contracts, on the other hand, provide for the delivery of an indefinite quantity of supplies or services during a fixed period of time with a stated non-nominal, minimum quantity to be ordered and a stated maximum quantity that the contractor must be prepared to furnish.
In Sadra's view, the riddle of quantitative change, which has led many philosophers, including Suhrawardi and Ibn Sina, to denying change in the category of substance, can be solved by having recourse to the following principle: what is required in the process of motion is not a definite quantity but 'some quantity' (miqdarun ma) by which things become particularized.