Word Origin See more synonyms for quantify on Thesaurus.com 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). Origin of quantify 1830–40;
Medieval Latin quantificāre,
) how much +
-ificāre -ify Related forms quan·ti·fi·a·ble, adjective quan·ti·fi·a·bly, adverb quan·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun non·quan·ti·fi·a·ble, adjective un·quan·ti·fi·a·ble, adjective un·quan·ti·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quantifies 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 Forms quantifiable, adjective quantification, noun Word Origin
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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