[ kwon-tuh-fahy ]
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verb (used with object),quan·ti·fied, quan·ti·fy·ing.
  1. to determine, indicate, or express the quantity of.

  2. Logic. to make explicit the quantity of (a proposition).

  1. to give quantity to (something regarded as having only quality).

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Origin of quantify

First recorded in 1830–40; from Medieval Latin quantificāre, equivalent to Latin quant(us) “how much” + -ificāre -ify

Other words from quantify

  • 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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British Dictionary definitions for quantify


/ (ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ) /

verb-fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
  1. to discover or express the quantity of

  2. logic to specify the quantity of (a term) by using a quantifier, such as all, some, or no

Origin of quantify

C19: from Medieval Latin quantificāre, from Latin quantus how much + facere to make

Derived forms of quantify

  • quantifiable, adjective
  • quantification, noun

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