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tr.v. quan·ti·fied, quan·ti·fy·ing, quan·ti·fies
1. To determine or express the quantity of.
2. Logic To limit the variables of (a proposition) by prefixing an operator such as all or some.
[Medieval Latin quantificāre : Latin quantus, how great; see quantity + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]
quan′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to discover or express the quantity of
2. (Logic) logic to specify the quantity of (a term) by using a quantifier, such as all, some, or no
[C19: from Medieval Latin quantificāre, from Latin quantus how much + facere to make]
v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to determine, indicate, or express the quantity of.
2. Logic. to make explicit the quantity of (a proposition).
3. to give quantity to (something regarded as having only quality).
Past participle: quantified
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|Verb||1.||quantify - use as a quantifier|
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
|2.||quantify - express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?"|
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