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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- quan·ti·fi·a·ble [kwon-tuh-fahy-uh-bil], /ˌkwɒn təˈfaɪ ə bɪl/, adjective
- quan·ti·fi·ca·tion [kwon-tuh-fuh-key-shuhn], /ˌkwɒn tə fəˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun
- un·quan·ti·fied, adjective
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How to use quantify in a sentence
One way to stay on track is to quantify progress where possible.Deep Dive: How companies and their employees are facing the future of work | Digiday | September 1, 2020 | Digiday
Of course, it’s hard to define fuzzy traits like positivity—and it’s an even more Herculean task to train an AI model to objectively quantify and measure them.How Amazon’s new health tracker will use AI to monitor your tone of voice | Nicolás Rivero | August 28, 2020 | Quartz
It’s easy enough to quantify, in terms of military budgets and deployment costs.
County spokeswoman Sarah Sweeney said it is too soon to quantify the longer-term impacts of 2020 on the fund.Here’s Where Local Pensions Funds Stand After Losing Billions to the Pandemic | Ashly McGlone | July 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
While previous studies have suggested that dolphins learn from peers, this study is the first to quantify the importance of social networks over other factors, says Sonja Wild, a behavioral ecologist at the University of Konstanz in Germany.Dolphins can learn from peers how to use shells as tools | Jack J. Lee | June 25, 2020 | Science News
But does the ability to quantify our babies take away from the natural process of parenting?Are We Turning Our Babies Into Real Life Tamagotchis? | Brandy Zadrozny | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He came back, and within years, Dutch East India was doing business, because they could then quantify the risk.
The passage contradicts the knee-jerk reaction which wants to quantify suffering.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love | Lea Carpenter | February 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the industry was able to quantify the gains it would reap in injuries avoided and lives saved if they were mandatory.
Though difficult to quantify, this generational factor hurt Mitt Romney last year.‘A Lifetime of Experience’ May Hinder Hillary Clinton in 2016 | Stuart Stevens | July 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They quantify economic expectations, legal provisions, and tax consequences.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
Skim the fat from the gravy, which should be thickened by shaking in a very small quantify of flour.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches | Eliza Leslie
The degree of illiteracy is difficult to quantify, but the result is easy to notice.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for quantify
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
- quantifiable, adjective
- quantification, noun
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