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Definition of Quantity

Quantity

  1. To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or express the quantity of; to rate.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The relative duration of a tone.
  6. That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially (Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable.
  7. 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.

Quantity Quotations

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
Calvin Coolidge

We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.
Michelle Obama

To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.
Leonhard Euler

If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity. - Emile Zola
If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity.
Emile Zola

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
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Quantity Translations

quantity in Dutch is hoeveelheid, boel, sterkte, grootheid
quantity in Latin is vis
quantity in Norwegian is kvantitet, mengde
quantity in Portuguese is quantidade
quantity in Spanish is cuantidad, cantidad
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