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  1. quan·ti·ty
    IPA[ˈkwän(t)ədē]
  2. noun

    • 1. the amount or number of a material or immaterial thing not usually estimated by spatial measurement:

      the quantity and quality of the fruit can be controlled note down the sizes, colors, and quantities that you require
    • 2. a certain, usually specified, amount or number of something:

      a small quantity of food if taken in large quantities, the drug can result in liver failure
    • 3. a considerable number or amount of something:

      she was able to drink quantities of beer without degenerating into giggles many people like to buy in quantity
      Synonym : an amount, a number, a good number/few, a lot, a large amount, (a) good/great deal, quite a number, scores, many, considerable amounts, plenty, several, numerous, countless, innumerable, ample, copious, abundant, plentiful, considerable, substantial, a pile, piles, oodles, tons, lots, loads, heaps, masses, stacks, scads, bags, more … than one can shake a stick at, lashings, a shedload, shedloads, gobs, a shitload
    • 4. the perceived length of a vowel sound or syllable.

    • 5. a value or component that may be expressed in numbers.

    • 6. the figure or symbol representing a quantity.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: quantity, plural noun: quantities

    • noun

      the amount or number of a material or abstract thing not usually estimated by spatial measurement:

      a certain, usually specified, amount or number of something:

    • noun

      the hypothesis that changes in prices correspond to changes in the monetary supply.
    • noun

      a person or thing whose nature, value, or significance cannot be determined or is not yet known:
    • noun

      a person who calculates the amount of materials needed for building work, and how much they will cost.
    • noun

      the hypothesis that changes in prices correspond to changes in the monetary supply.
    • noun

      a person or thing whose nature, value, or significance cannot be determined or is not yet known:
    • noun

      a detailed statement of work, prices, dimensions, and other details, for the erection of a building by contract.
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