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
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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