Complete Definition of "quantity"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËkÊÉndÉdi/ or /ËkÊÉnɾÉɾi/ (Canadian), /KwÉntitiË/ (RP)
Audio|en-ca-quantity.ogg|Audio (CA)
audio|en-us-quantity2.ogg|Audio (US)
audio|en-us-quantity.ogg|Audio 2 (US) <small>Note: This is with a relaxed middle T, and should be considered colloquial pronunciation.</small>

Etymology
From L. quantitas, quantity, literally muchness, from quantum, how much

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun|quantities

  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.

#: You have to choose between quantity and quality.

  1. An indefinite amount of something

#: Some soap making oils are best as base oils, used in larger quantities in the soap, while other oils are best added in small quantities.
#: Olive oil can be used practically in any quantity.

  1. A specific measured amount

#: This bag would normally costs $497.50 for a quantity of 250, at a price of $1.99 per piece.
#: Generally it should not be used in quantities larger than 15 percent.

  1. A considerable measure or amount

#: The Boeing P-26A was the first all-metal monoplane fighter produced in quantity for the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Translations
trans-top|a fundamental, generic term used when referring to the measurement
Czech: t+|cs|množství|n
Finnish: t+|fi|määrä
Japanese: é (ããã, ryÅ), æ°é (ããããã, sÅ«ryÅ)
Norwegian: kvantitet m
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Polish: t+|pl|iloÅÄ, t+|pl|wielkoÅÄ
Portuguese: quantidade f
Russian: t+|ru|колиÑеÑÑво|n|trkolíÄestvo|scCyrl
Slovene: koliÄina f, kvantiteta f
Swedish: t|sv|kvantitet|c
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trans-top|an indefinite amount of something
Ewe: gbÉsÉsÉ
Finnish: t+|fi|määrä
Hebrew: he-translation|×××ת|kamut
Norwegian:

  • BokmÃ¥l: mengde m
  • Nynorsk: mengd f

trans-mid
Polish: t+|pl|iloÅÄ
Portuguese: quantidade f
Russian: t+|ru|колиÑеÑÑво|n|trkolíÄestvo|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|koliÄina|f
Swedish: t|sv|kvantitet|c, t+|sv|mängd|c
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trans-top|a specific measured amount
Ewe: gbÉsÉsÉ
Finnish: t+|fi|määrä
Hebrew: he-translation|×××ת|kamut
Norwegian:

  • BokmÃ¥l: mengde m, antall n
  • Nynorsk: mengd f, tal n

trans-mid
Polish: t+|pl|iloÅÄ
Portuguese: quantidade f
Russian: t+|ru|колиÑеÑÑво|n|trkolíÄestvo|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|koliÄina|f
Swedish: t+|sv|mängd|c (uncountables), t|sv|antal|n (countables)
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trans-top|a considerable measure or amount
Ewe: gbÉsÉsÉ
Finnish: merkittävä määrä
Norwegian:

  • BokmÃ¥l: mengde m, antall n
  • Nynorsk: mengd f, tal n

trans-mid
Hebrew: he-translation|×××ת|kamut
Polish: duża iloÅÄ
Portuguese: quantidade f
Russian: t+|ru|колиÑеÑÑво|n|trkolíÄestvo|scCyrl
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ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|ÙÙدار IPAchar|(méqdar) m
ttbc|Catalan: quantitat f
ttbc|Chinese: æ°ç® (shùmù), æ°é (shùliàng)
ttbc|Dutch: hoeveelheid f, kwantiteit f
ttbc|Esperanto: kvanto
ttbc|French: quantité f
ttbc|German: Menge f, Quantität f
ttbc|Hungarian: mennyiség
ttbc|Ido: -ed (suffix)
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ttbc|Interlingua: quantitate
ttbc|Italian: quantità f
ttbc|Korean: ë¶ë (bullyang)
ttbc|Kurdish: KUchar|ÚÙÙدÛ
ttbc|Latin: quantum n, quantitas, quantitatis f
ttbc|Spanish: cantidad f
ttbc|Volapük: mödot
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Related terms
quantitative
quantum
quanta
qualitas

Particle
(the) quantity

  1. mathematics Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.

#: x plus y quantity squared equals x squared plus 2xy plus y squared.

Usage notes
This particle is used to unambiguously orate mathematical equations; it is extremely rare in print, since there is no need for it there.

Quotations
2006, Jerome E. Kaufmann and Karen Schwitters, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Approach, p 89
:For problems 58-67, translate each word phrase into an algebraic expression.

:65. x plus 9, the quantity squared
2005, R. Mark Sirkin, Statistics For The Social Sciences, p137
:The second, <math>(\sum x)^2</math>, read "summation of x, quantity squared," tells us to first add up all the xs to get <math>\sum x</math> and then square <math>\sum x</math> to get <math>(\sum x)^2</math>.
1985, Serge Lang, Math!: Encounters with High School Students, p54
:ANN. <math>ra</math> quantity cubed.
:SERGE LANG. That's right, <math>(ra)^3</math>.

Translations
trans-top|word used to indicate that preceding expression is a single object
Finnish: t-|fi|sulku|alt=suluissa
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