noun, plural quan·ti·ties.
- the property of magnitude involving comparability with other magnitudes.
- something having magnitude, or size, extent, amount, or the like.
- magnitude, size, volume, area, or length.
- quantitative character,
- quantitative easing,
- quantitative genetics,
- quantitative inheritance,
- quantity surveyor,
- quantity theory,
Origin of quantity
Examples from the Web for quantity
First, we need to change the debate—to focus at least as much on the quality of resources as the quantity.
It's just typical political graft … It was a lot more about quantity than quality.Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?|Olivia Nuzzi|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are people who put a lot on the quantity of things and the recipe.Inside Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet’s Sexy ‘Labor Day’ Pie Scene|Kevin Fallon|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In terms of quantity and severity, there are signs we are on the cusp of the most violent Super Bowl yet.Super Bowl XLVIII Is Set to Be the Most Violent One Yet|Evin Demirel|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Quantity: Since we have established timing, quantity per meal really depends on the quantity of carbs eaten per day.
They estimate the efficacy of prayer by its quantity and not by its quality.Wit and Humor of the Bible|Marion D. Shutter
The increase in length of runs and quantity of sand removed under low temperature conditions is very marked.
The lime used in the hot has been less by one-third than the quantity used in the cold tempering.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
I have never seen anything like the quantity of lemons in Germany—millions of lemons everywhere.Germany in War Time|Mary Ethel McAuley
This fact accounts for the comparatively little mischief they did in proportion to the quantity of ammunition thrown away.The History of the First West India Regiment|A. B. Ellis
noun plural -ties
- a specified or definite amount, weight, number, etc
- (as modifier)a quantity estimate
Word Origin for quantity
early 14c., from Old French quantite, cantite (12c., Modern French quantité) and directly from Latin quantitatem (nominative quantitas) "relative greatness or extent," coined as a loan-translation of Greek posotes (from posos "how great? how much?") from Latin quantus "of what size? how much? how great? what amount?," correlative pronomial adjective, related to qui "who" (see who).
Latin quantitatem also is the source of Italian quantita, Spanish cantidad, Danish and Swedish kvantitet, German quantitat.
see unknown quantity.