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quantity

quan·ti·ty

quantity

 
 
pronunciation:
kwan tih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: quantities
definition 1: amount or number.
What quantity of apples do we use in the pie?
synonyms:
amount, number
similar words:
measure, volume
definition 2: a specific amount or number.
the required quantity
synonyms:
amount, measure
similar words:
number, size
definition 3: an indefinite or unspecified amount.
Put in a quantity of sugar.
similar words:
amount, deal, number, sum
definition 4: a large amount or number.
We produce rubber in quantity.
synonyms:
mass, volume
similar words:
abundance, lot
definition 5: of a person, nature or value.
He is a known quantity.
definition 6: the countable or measurable aspect of anything.
He is more interested in quantity than quality.
similar words:
amount
quantity, number, or amount?
Amount is used to tell about a mass or group that you cannot count. Number is used to tell about things that you can count. Quantity is used to tell about either an amount or a number of something.
Compare:
  • Ben ate a large amount of ice cream. He ate a large quantity of ice cream.
  • Beth ate a large number of nuts. She ate a large quantity of nuts.
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