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noun (qualit, ies)
  1. (uncountable) Level of excellence
This school is well-known for having teachers of high .
Quality of life is usually determined by health, education, and income.
  1. (countable) A property or attribute that differentiates a thing or person.
One of the qualities of pure iron is that it does not rust easily.
While being impulsive can be great for artists, it is not a desirable for engineers.
security, Security, stability, and efficiency are good qualities of an operating system.
  1. (thermodynamics) In a two-phase liquid-vapor mixture, the ratio of the mass of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.
  2. (archaic) high, High social position.
A peasant is not allowed to fall in love with a lady of .
membership, Membership of this golf club is limited to those of and wealth.
  1. The correspondence between a goal and its outcome -- between intent and result of action.
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noun
  1. (grammar) A word, such as all or many, that expresses a quantity
  2. (logic) The operator, represented by either of the symbols ∀ (universal quantifier) or ∃ (existential quantifier), used in predicate calculus to indicate the degree that predicate is true for a specified set.
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verb (quantifies, quantifying, quantified)
  1. to assign a quantity to.
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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 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 .
  1. A specific measured amount
This bag would normally costs $497.50 for a 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 for the U.S. Army Air Corps.
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noun
  1. (alchemy) The fifth alchemical element, or essence, after earth, air, fire, and water
  2. A thing that is a perfect example of its type.
  3. A pure substance.

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