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Definition of Quantity
Quantity Quan"ti*ty, v. t. [L. quantus now much + -fy.]
To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or
express the quantity of; to rate.
QuantityQuantity Quan"ti*ty, n.; pl. Quantities. [F. quantite, L.
quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow,
E. how, who. See Who.]
1. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the
property of being measurable, or capable of increase and
decrease, multiplication and division; greatness; and more
concretely, that which answers the question ``How much?';
measure in regard to bulk or amount; determinate or
comparative dimensions; measure; amount; bulk; extent;
size. Hence, in specific uses:
(a) (Logic) The extent or extension of a general
conception, that is, the number of species or
individuals to which it may be applied; also, its
content or comprehension, that is, the number of its
constituent qualities, attributes, or relations.
(b) (Gram.) The measure of a syllable; that which
determines the time in which it is pronounced; as, the
long or short quantity of a vowel or syllable.
(c) (Mus.) The relative duration of a tone.
2. That which can be increased, diminished, or measured;
especially (Math.), anything to which mathematical
processes are applicable.
Note: Quantity is discrete when it is applied to separate
objects, as in number; continuous, when the parts are
connected, either in succession, as in time, motion,
etc., or in extension, as by the dimensions of space,
viz., length, breadth, and thickness.
3. A determinate or estimated amount; a sum or bulk; a
certain portion or part; sometimes, a considerable amount;
a large portion, bulk, or sum; as, a medicine taken in
quantities, that is, in large quantities.
The quantity of extensive and curious information
which he had picked up during many months of
desultory, but not unprofitable, study. --Macaulay.
Quantity of estate (Law), its time of continuance, or
degree of interest, as in fee, for life, or for years.
--Wharton (Law Dict. )
Quantity of matter, in a body, its mass, as determined by
its weight, or by its momentum under a given velocity.
Quantity of motion (Mech.), in a body, the relative amount
of its motion, as measured by its momentum, varying as the
product of mass and velocity.
Known quantities (Math.), quantities whose values are
Unknown quantities (Math.), quantities whose values are
sought. quantityImaginary Im*ag"i*na*ry, a. [L. imaginarius: cf. F.
Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied;
Wilt thou add to all the griefs I suffer Imaginary ills
and fancied tortures? --Addison.
Imaginary calculus See under Calculus.
Imaginary expression or quantity (Alg.), an algebraic
expression which involves the impossible operation of
taking the square root of a negative quantity; as,
[root]-9, a + b [root]-1.
Imaginary points, lines, surfaces, etc. (Geom.),
points, lines, surfaces, etc., imagined to exist, although
by reason of certain changes of a figure they have in fact
ceased to have a real existence.
Syn: Ideal; fanciful; chimerical; visionary; fancied; unreal;
Meaning of Quantity from wikipedia
is a property
that can exist
as a multitude
or magnitude. Quantities
can be compared
of "more", "less", or "equal", or by ****igning...
- dimensionless quantity
is a quantity
no physical dimension
is ****igned, also known
as a bare, pure, or scalar quantity
or a quantity
- A quantity surveyor
(QS) is a construction industry professional
with expert knowledge
on construction costs
and contracts. They are not to be confused...
- A physical quantity
is a physical property
of a material
that can be quantified
by measurement. A physical quantity
can be expressed
as the combination...
- In inventory
management, economic order quantity
(EOQ) is the order quantity
the total holding costs
costs. It is one of the...
- In monetary
economics, the quantity theory
that the general price level
is directly proportional
to the amount...
have conserved quantities
, and conserved quantities
are not unique, since
one can always apply
to a conserved quantity
, such as adding
- to IUPAC, an intensive quantity
is one whose magnitude
of the size of the system whereas
an extensive quantity
is one whose magnitude
of the relationships between different physical quantities
by identifying their
(such as length, m****, time, and electric
to buy, also known
as market clearing
price) and the equilibrium quantity
of that good or service
that will be produced
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