Quantity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkwɑːntəti|  American pronunciation of the word quantity
Brit.  |ˈkwɒntɪti|  British pronunciation of the word quantity

noun

- how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify (syn: amount, measure)
- an adequate or large amount

he had a quantity of ammunition

- the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

Examples

The wine is made in small quantities.

The boss is worried about quantity as well as quality.

The family buys food in quantity.

She is able to drink quantities.

The police also found a quantity of ammunition in the flat.

Add 50 grams of butter, and the same quantity of sugar.

He had consumed a large quantity of alcohol.

Huge quantities of oil were spilling into the sea.

Buy vegetables in small quantities, for your immediate use.

Your work has improved in quantity and quality this term.

The sheer quantity of text meant that people did not read the whole of their newspaper.

he had a quantity of ammunition

A great quantity of fish

They're focusing more on quality and less on quantity.

Specify the color and quantity when you order.

Word forms

noun
singular: quantity
plural: quantities
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