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noun
Business Slang. an expert in quantitative analysis.
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Origin of quant

An Americanism dating back to 1985–90; by clipping

Other definitions for quant (2 of 2)

Quant
[ kwahnt ]
/ kwɑnt /

noun
Mary, born 1934, English fashion designer and entrepreneur.
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British Dictionary definitions for quant (1 of 3)

quant1
/ (kwɒnt) /

noun
a long pole for propelling a boat, esp a punt, by pushing on the bottom of a river or lake
verb
to propel (a boat) with a quant

Word Origin for quant

C15: probably from Latin contus a pole, from Greek kontos

British Dictionary definitions for quant (2 of 3)

quant2
/ (kwɒnt) /

noun
informal a highly paid computer specialist with a degree in a quantitative science, employed by a financial house to predict the future price movements of securities, commodities, currencies, etc

Word Origin for quant

C20: from quantitative

British Dictionary definitions for quant (3 of 3)

Quant
/ (kwɒnt) /

noun
Mary. born 1934, British fashion designer, whose Chelsea Look of miniskirts and geometrically patterned fabrics dominated London fashion in the 1960s
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