Origin of quantify
1830–40; < Medieval Latin quantificāre, equivalent to Latin quant(us) how much + -ificāre -ify
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Examples from the Web for quantification
In this the principle of the quantification of the predicate was first explicitly stated.
Hamilton's great paradox was the quantification of the predicate; a fearful phrase, easily explained.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
The like may also be said about his other innovation, the Quantification of the Predicate.
And we have traveled the road familiar to many nursing scholars, the road of expertise in objectification and quantification.Nursing as Caring
- to discover or express the quantity of
- 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
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Word Origin and History for quantification
1850, noun of action from quantify.
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