Definitions of quantity

  1. To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or express the quantity of; to rate.
  2. an adequate or large amount; " he had a quantity of ammunition"
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The relative duration of a tone.
  7. That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially ( Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Amount; bulk; portion; measure.
  11. Quantitative.
  12. A certain mass, volume, or number; an object having assignable dimensions or amount.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.