quantify

[ kwon-tuh-fahy ]
/ ˈkwɒn təˌfaɪ /

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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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 quantify

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 forms of quantify

quantifiable, adjectivequantification, noun

Word Origin for quantify

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