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. The amount of anything. bulk: size: a determinate amount: a sum or bulk: a large portion: ( logic) the extent of a conception: ( gram.) the measure of a syllable: ( music) the relative duration of a tone: ( math.) anything which can be increased, divided, or measured.
  13. Amount; bulk; portion; measure.
  14. Quantitative.
  15. A certain mass, volume, or number; an object having assignable dimensions or amount.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.

Quotes of quantity

  1. An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen. – Irving Babbitt
  2. I consider it top priority to improve water quality and increase water quantity in my community. – Joe Baca
  3. It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern by invoking a single quantity – Gregory Bateson
  4. In this case, the particle formed has correspondingly less energy, whereas the product nucleus passes into the ground state with emission of the quantity of energy saved as gamma radiation. – Walther Bothe
  5. Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. – Frederic Chopin
  6. But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them. – Christopher Columbus
  7. We are rich in the quantity of songs rather than in the quality. The singer has to go through hundreds of compositions before he finds one that really says something. – Alma Gluck
  8. Each year, therefore, a dollar spent on alcoholic beverages has purchased a smaller quantity – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  9. Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value. – Louis L'Amour
  10. It's difficult to get started -when it comes to dealing with an unknown quantity people are reluctant to trust their own opinion. It helps if two or three people give you a boost. – Lyle Lovett
  11. All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else. – Plato
  12. It is the quality of lending over the quantity of lending. – Lewis Thompson Preston
  13. Gold, on the contrary, though of little use compared with air or water, will exchange for a great quantity of other goods. – David Ricardo
  14. It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Usage examples for quantity

  1. I thought I must have been mistaken as to the quantity the bottle contained. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Another unknown quantity in the problem of my poor girl's life. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. We must take a quantity to the camp. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. To him x is a known quantity all along. – The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays by James Russell Lowell
  12. 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
  13. Quality might be lacking but of quantity there was a- plenty. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. No doubt each of the pots contained a quantity of food. – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  17. Or the quantity of jewelry in the head? – Trumps by George William Curtis
  18. I have finished making quite a quantity but still I must go on. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  19. She went to the table three times a day because a certain quantity of food was a necessity. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. 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