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Definition 1: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify - [noun denoting tops]

Synonyms for quantity in the sense of this definition

(quantity is a kind of ...) a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

(... is a kind of quantity ) (mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity

(... is a kind of quantity ) the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

"the gas expanded to twice its original volume"

(... is a kind of quantity ) a relative amount

"mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"

(... is a kind of quantity ) a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)

(... is a kind of quantity ) a unit for measuring time periods

(... is a kind of quantity ) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of quantity ) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

(... is a kind of quantity ) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

(... is a kind of quantity ) the extent or degree to which something is magnetized

(... is a kind of quantity ) a measure of the antiknock properties of gasoline

(... is a kind of quantity ) the amount of wood in an area as measured in cords

(... is a kind of quantity ) a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

"the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5" "if that phone call is for me, chances are it's my wife"

(... is a kind of quantity ) (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)

(... is a kind of quantity ) the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else

"he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices"

(... is a kind of quantity ) one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement

(... is a kind of quantity ) a specific measure of amount

(... is a kind of quantity ) an estimated quantity

(... is a kind of quantity ) a quantity relative to some purpose

(... is a kind of quantity ) a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

(... are attributes of quantity) conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind

"windows of standard width" "standard sizes" "the standard fixtures" "standard brands" "standard operating procedure"

(... are attributes of quantity) varying from or not adhering to a standard

"nonstandard windows" "envelopes of nonstandard sizes" "nonstandard lengths of board"

Definition 2: an adequate or large amount - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where quantity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a quantity of ammunition

(quantity is a kind of ...) the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

"an adequate amount of food for four people"

(... is a kind of quantity ) the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply

"an age of abundance"

(... are attributes of quantity) present in great quantity

"an abundant supply of water"

(... are attributes of quantity) deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

"fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"

(... are attributes of quantity) of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant

"sufficient food"

(... are attributes of quantity) of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

"insufficient funds"

Definition 3: the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable - [noun denoting cognition]

(quantity is a kind of ...) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

(... is a kind of quantity ) one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

(... is a kind of quantity ) a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

(... is a kind of quantity ) a quantity obtained by multiplication

"the product of 2 and 3 is 6"

(... is a kind of quantity ) a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data

(... is a kind of quantity ) a quantity that does not vary

(... is a kind of quantity ) a quantity that can assume any of a set of values

(... is a kind of quantity ) a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed

(... is a kind of quantity ) a quantity expressed as a number

(... is a kind of quantity ) any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial

"the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"

(... is a kind of quantity ) a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory

(... is a kind of quantity ) (mathematics) a quantity expressed as a sum or difference of two terms; a polynomial with two terms

(quantity belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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