transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Medieval Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus how much Date: circa 1840 1. a. (1) to limit by a quantifier (2) to bind by prefixing a quantifier b. to make explicit the logical quantity of 2. to determine, express, or measure the quantity of • quantifiable adjective

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  • quantify — quan‧ti‧fy [ˈkwɒntfaɪ ǁ ˈkwɑːn ] verb quantified PTandPP [transitive] to measure something and express it as a number, especially something that is difficult to measure: • Quantifying the effect of advertising on sales is difficult. quantifiable …   Financial and business terms

  • Quantify — Quan ti*fy, v. t. [L. quantus now much + fy.] 1. To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to determine, fix or express the quantity of; to rate. [1913 Webster] 2. (Logic) To make explicit the quantity of; as, to quantify a variable. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quantify — may refer to: * Quantitative, attribute that can be measured. * IBM Rational Quantify, in computing, profiling software …   Wikipedia

  • quantify — index calculate, measure, pinpoint, rate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • quantify — (v.) c.1840, as a term in logic, from M.L. quantificare, from L. quantus how much + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Literal sense of determine the quantity of, measure is from 1878. Related: Quantifiable; quantifiably …   Etymology dictionary

  • quantify — [v] measure appraise, assess, calibrate, check, compute, count, determine, estimate, evaluate, figure, gauge, look over, rank, rate, size, specify, value, weigh; concepts 103,197,764 …   New thesaurus

  • quantify — ► VERB (quantifies, quantified) ▪ express or measure the quantity of. DERIVATIVES quantifiable adjective quantification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • quantify — [kwänt′ə fī΄] vt. quantified, quantifying [ML quantificare < L quantus, how much (see QUANTITY) + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to determine or express the quantity of; indicate the extent of; measure 2. to express in quantitative terms, or as a… …   English World dictionary

  • quantify — quan|ti|fy [ˈkwɔntıfaı US ˈkwa:n ] v past tense and past participle quantified present participle quantifying third person singular quantifies [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Medieval Latin; Origin: quantificare, from Latin quantus; QUANTITY] to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quantify — UK [ˈkwɒntɪfaɪ] / US [ˈkwɑntəˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms quantify : present tense I/you/we/they quantify he/she/it quantifies present participle quantifying past tense quantified past participle quantified formal to measure or describe… …   English dictionary

  • quantify — [[t]kwɒ̱ntɪfaɪ[/t]] quantifies, quantifying, quantified VERB: usu with brd neg If you try to quantify something, you try to calculate how much of it there is. [V n] It is difficult to quantify an exact figure as firms are reluctant to declare… …   English dictionary

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