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quantify

[ kwon-tuh-fahy ]
/ ˈkwɒn təˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), quan·ti·fied, quan·ti·fy·ing.

to determine, indicate, or express the quantity of.
Logic. to make explicit the quantity of (a proposition).
to give quantity to (something regarded as having only quality).

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compute, evaluate, assess, gauge, specify, appraise, calibrate, count, figure, rank, rate, value, determine, weigh, estimate, check, size

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quantic, quantico, quantifiable, quantification, quantifier, quantify, quantile, quantitate, quantitation, quantitative, quantitative analysis

Origin of quantify

1830–40; < Medieval Latin quantificāre, equivalent to Latin quant(us) how much + -ificāre -ify
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British Dictionary definitions for quantifies

quantify

/ (ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

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
Derived Formsquantifiable, adjectivequantification, noun

Word Origin for quantify

C19: from Medieval Latin quantificāre, from Latin quantus how much + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for quantifies

quantify


v.

1840, from Medieval Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus "as much," correlative pronomial adjective (see quantity) + facere "to make" (see factitious). Literal sense of "determine the quantity of, measure" is from 1878. Related: Quantified; quantifying.

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