Definitions of quantity

  1. something that has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
  2. an adequate or large amount; " he had a quantity of ammunition"
  3. how much there is of something that you can quantify
  4. To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or express the quantity of; to rate.
  5. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being measurable, or capable of increase and decrease, multiplication and division; greatness; and more concretely, that which answers the question " How much?"; measure in regard to bulk or amount; determinate or comparative dimensions; measure; amount; bulk; extent; size.
  6. The extent or extension of a general conception, that is, the number of species or individuals to which it may be applied; also, its content or comprehension, that is, the number of its constituent qualities, attributes, or relations.
  7. The measure of a syllable; that which determines the time in which it is pronounced; as, the long or short quantity of a vowel or syllable.
  8. The relative duration of a tone.
  9. That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially ( Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable.
  10. A determinate or estimated amount; a sum or bulk; a certain portion or part; sometimes, a considerable amount; a large portion, bulk, or sum; as, a medicine taken in quantities, that is, in large quantities.
  11. That property of anything that enables it to be increased or reduced; any uncertain bulk, weight, or number; a large portion, sum, or mass; the sound given to a syllable, as long or short; anything that can be increased, divided, or measured.
  12. Amount; bulk; portion; measure.
  13. Quantitative.
  14. A certain mass, volume, or number; an object having assignable dimensions or amount.
  15. That property of anything which may be increased or diminished; extent, bulk, weight, or measure; amount; anything which can be multiplied, divided, or measured; the measure of a syllable the extent of an assertion; the relative duration of a tone.
  16. That property of anything capable of being increased or diminished; bulk, weight, or number; a large portion; an indefinite extent of space; an indeterminate mass or aggregate of matter; the measure of the time of a syllable or vowel in pronouncing it; in logic, a general conception; in math., anything which can be multiplied, divided, or measured.

Usage examples for quantity

  1. In spite of the quantity and quality of Rembrandt's work, he was unable to recover his prosperity. – The Book of Art for Young People by Agnes Conway Sir Martin Conway
  2. They had timber in quantity from the broken boats and ships, but without tools they could turn it all to no account. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  3. To him x is a known quantity all along. – The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays by James Russell Lowell
  4. Winnie had put her best efforts into the food and she liked to be assured that the quantity, as well as the quality, would be appreciated. – Rainbow Hill by Josephine Lawrence
  5. We must take a quantity to the camp. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. Poverty or wealth, ignorance or education, in the husband, may affect the quality, but scarcely the quantity, of the wife's work. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  7. This quantity is given twice a week. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  8. I thought I must have been mistaken as to the quantity the bottle contained. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  9. Measured by the quantity of the vowel the word sits is short, and the syllable see- in seeing is long. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  10. Another unknown quantity in the problem of my poor girl's life. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  11. Quality might be lacking but of quantity there was a- plenty. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  12. Tin has been found in great quantity at Greenbushes in the South- West. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  13. She went to the table three times a day because a certain quantity of food was a necessity. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  14. The quantity of clear water which came up left no doubt about the matter. – The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. Since the same quantity of low- skilled work would require to be done, employment would now be provided for a large number of those who would otherwise have been unemployed. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  16. Or the quantity of jewelry in the head? – Trumps by George William Curtis
  17. I have finished making quite a quantity, but still I must go on. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  18. If a large quantity of green feed is eaten, fermentation occurs and the animal may die within a few hours. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  19. No doubt each of the pots contained a quantity of food. – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  20. The same quantity as usual, ma'am, or perhaps a few more jars, as I wish to send some to Mrs. Grahame at Braeside. – Hildegarde's Home by Laura E. Richards