quantity

[ kwon-ti-tee ]
/ ˈkwɒn tɪ ti /

noun, plural quan·ti·ties.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of quantity

1250–1300; Middle English quantite < Old French < Latin quantitās, equivalent to quant(us) how much + -itās -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for quantity

quantity
/ (ˈkwɒntɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

Word Origin for quantity

C14: from Old French quantité, from Latin quantitās extent, amount, from quantus how much

usage for quantity

The use of a plural noun after quantity of as in a large quantity of bananas was formerly considered incorrect, but is now acceptable
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Scientific definitions for quantity

quantity
[ kwŏntĭ-tē ]

Something, such as a number or symbol that represents a number, on which a mathematical operation is performed.
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Idioms and Phrases with quantity

quantity

see unknown quantity.

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