n pl , -ties
a a specified or definite amount, weight, number, etc.
b (as modifier)
a quantity estimate
2 the aspect or property of anything that can be measured, weighed, counted, etc.
3 a large or considerable amount
4 (Maths) an entity having a magnitude that may be denoted by a numerical expression
5 (Physics) a specified magnitude or amount; the product of a number and a unit
6 (Logic) the characteristic of a proposition dependent on whether it is a universal or particular statement, considering all or only part of a class
7 (Prosody) the relative duration of a syllable or the vowel in it (C14: from Old French quantité, from Latin quantitas extent, amount, from quantus how much) The use of a plural noun after quantity of as in a large quantity of bananas was formerly considered incorrect, but is now acceptable
n a person who estimates the cost of the materials and labour necessary for a construction job
n (Economics) a theory stating that the general price level varies directly with the quantity of money in circulation and the velocity with which it is circulated, and inversely with the volume of production expressed by the total number of money transactions
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