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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

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
Mark Twain

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
Charles Dickens
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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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