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  • 1 Quantity — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being measurable, or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Quantity of estate — Quantity 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being… …

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  • 3 Quantity of matter — Quantity 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being… …

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  • 4 Quantity of motion — Quantity 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being… …

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  • 5 Certain — Cer tain, n. 1. Certainty. [Obs.] Gower. [1913 Webster] 2. A certain number or quantity. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 quantity — ► NOUN (pl. quantities) 1) a certain amount or number. 2) the property of something that is measurable in number, amount, size, or weight. 3) a considerable number or amount. ORIGIN Latin quantitas, from quantus how great, how much …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Quantity numbers — ◊ GRAMMAR Quantities and amounts of things are often referred to using numbers. See entries at ↑ Numbers and fractions and ↑ Measurements. ◊ general determiners You can use general determiners such as some , any , all , every , and much to talk… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 quantity numbers — ◊ GRAMMAR Quantities and amounts of things are often referred to using numbers. See entries at ↑ Numbers and fractions and ↑ Measurements. ◊ general determiners You can use general determiners such as some , any , all , every , and much to talk… …

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  • 9 certain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. some; specified. See quantity, speciality, certainty. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Confident] Syn. assured, sure, positive, questionless, satisfied, self confident, undoubting, unwavering, believing,… …

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  • 10 certain — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Vulgar Latin *certanus, from Latin certus, from past participle of cernere to sift, discern, decide; akin to Greek krinein to separate, decide, judge, Old Irish criathar sieve Date:… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 quantity — /kwon ti tee/, n., pl. quantities. 1. a particular or indefinite amount of anything: a small quantity of milk; the ocean s vast quantity of fish. 2. an exact or specified amount or measure: Mix the ingredients in the quantities called for. 3. a… …

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  • 12 Quantity Discount — An incentive offered to a buyer that results in a decreased cost per unit of goods or materials when purchased in greater numbers. A quantity discount is often offered by sellers to entice buyers to purchase in larger quantities. The seller is… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 13 quantity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Amount Nouns 1. quantity, magnitude, amplitude; numbers, amount; content, mass, bulk, weight; sum, aggregate; measurement; number, quantifier; multitude. See assemblage. 2. portion (see apportionment);… …

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  • 14 Quantity sensitivity — In linguistics, quantity sensitivity refers to a certain quality of a prosodic stress system in which a closed syllable is assigned stress …

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  • 15 quantity — noun (plural quantities) 1》 a certain amount or number.     ↘a considerable number or amount. 2》 the property of something that is measurable: wages depended on quantity of output, regardless of quality. 3》 Phonetics the perceived length of a… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 certain services — In feudal and old English law, such services as were stinted (limited or defined) in quantity, and could not be exceeded on any pretense; as to pay a stated annual rent, or to plow such a field for three days. 2 Bl.Comm. 61 …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 certain services — In feudal and old English law, such services as were stinted (limited or defined) in quantity, and could not be exceeded on any pretense; as to pay a stated annual rent, or to plow such a field for three days. 2 Bl.Comm. 61 …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 certain services — Base services, stinted in quantity and not to be exceeded. See 2 Bl Comm 61 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 Dimensionless quantity — In dimensional analysis, a dimensionless quantity or quantity of dimension one is a quantity without an associated physical dimension. It is thus a pure number, and as such always has a dimension of 1.[1] Dimensionless quantities are widely used… …

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  • 20 unknown quantity — {n.} Someone or something whose value and importance are not known, especially in a certain situation, time or place; a new and untested person or thing. * /What we would find if we could fly to the moon is an unknown quantity./ * /The new player …

    Dictionary of American idioms