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EN[ˈkwɑndədi] [ˈkwɑnɾəɾi] [ˈkwɒn.tɪ.ti] [ˈkwɑntɨti] [ˈkwɑntɨɾi] [ˈkwɑnɾɨɾi] [ˈkwɑnɨɾi]
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  • In mathematics, quantity is a property that can exist as a magnitude or multitude. Quantities can be compared in terms of "more," "less," or "equal," or by assigning a numerical value in terms of a unit of measurement.
  • Two basic divisions of quantity, magnitude and multitude, imply the principal distinction between continuity (continuum) and discontinuity.
  • Under the names of multitude come what is discontinuous and discrete and divisible into indivisibles, all cases of collective nouns: army, fleet, flock, government, company, party, people, chorus, crowd, mess, and number.
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    Definition of quantity in English Dictionary

  • NounPLquantitiesSUF-ity
    1. A fundamental, generic term used when referring to the measurement (count, amount) of a scalar, vector, number of items or to some other way of denominating the value of a collection or group of items.
      1. You have to choose between quantity and quality.
    2. An indefinite amount of something.
      1. Some soap making oils are best as base oils, used in a larger quantity in the soap, while other oils are best added in a small quantity.
      2. Olive oil can be used practically in any quantity.
    3. A specific measured amount.
      1. This bag would normally costs $497.50 for a quantity of 250, at a price of $1.99 per piece.
      2. Generally it should not be used in a quantity larger than 15 percent.
    4. A considerable measure or amount.
      1. The Boeing P-26A was the first all-metal monoplane fighter produced in quantity for the U.S. Army Air Corps.
    5. (metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.
      1. (mathematics) Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.
        1. x plus y quantity squared equals x squared plus 2xy plus y squared.
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • However, research revealed the potential for deanonymization, based on the statistical power of the sheer quantity of data collected from each individual in the database ( 17 ).
        • The water sample to be tested has been spiked with arsenic, antimony, mercury, and lead in quantities commonly found in industrial effluents.
        • Minute quantities of chiral molecules such as amino acid L-alanine and limonene transform the racemic array of left- and right-twisted tactoids into a homochiral set.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      Grammatically, this word "quantity" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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