From Middle English quantite, from Old French quantité, from Latin quantitās (“quantity”), from quantus (“how much”).
quantity (countable and uncountable, plural quantities)
- 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.
- An indefinite amount of something.
- A specific measured amount.
- A considerable measure or amount.
- (metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.
- (mathematics) Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.
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