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amount

  

      n  
1    extent; quantity; supply  
2    the total of two or more quantities; sum  
3    the full value, effect, or significance of something  
4    a principal sum plus the interest on it, as in a loan  
      vb  
5    intr; usually foll by: to   to be equal or add up in effect, meaning, or quantity  
     (C13: from Old French amonter to go up, from amont upwards, from a to + mont mountain (from Latin mons))  
The use of a plural noun after amount of (an amount of bananas; the amount of refugees) should be avoided: a quantity of bananas; the number of refugees  


amount of substance  
      n   a measure of the number of entities (atoms, molecules, ions, electrons, etc.) present in a substance, expressed in moles  
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n.
small unmeasured amount usually applied to a solid
used widely in Australia
n.
the process of taking away an amount from a total, or the amount that is taken away
When I went shopping with my mother, our shopping bill was deducted 10% because we used our M-card.
n.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
n.
A day's work ; a fixed or definite amount of work ; a work quota.
Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,. ;[Slang];[US]; Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,.
n.
to eat large amount of food, doe to extreme hunger
id.
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
exp.
The choice of web suicide or deletion of interactions for one’s own amounts to web death with regard to ones internet life.
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