quantity

Definitions:

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  • A specified or indefinite number or amount.
  • A considerable amount or number.
  • An exact amount or number.
  • The measurable or countable property or aspect of things.
  • Something that serves as the object of an operation.
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  • The relative amount of time needed to pronounce a vowel, consonant, or syllable.
  • The duration of a syllable in quantitative verse.
  • The exact character of a proposition in reference to its universality, singularity, or particularity.
  • Specifically, same as <internalXref urlencoded="duration">duration</internalXref> or <em>time-value</em>: said of musical tones or notes.
  • The being so much in measure or extent; technically, the intrinsic mode by virtue of which a thing is more or less than another; a system of relationship by virtue of which one thing is said to be more or less than another; magnitude.
  • In the concrete, an object regarded as more or less; a quantum; any amount, magnitude, or aggregate, in a concrete sense: as, a <em>quantity</em> of water: sometimes erroneously used to denote that which should be enumerated rather than measured: as, a <em>quantity</em> of people.
  • A large or considerable amount.
  • A piece or part, especially a small portion; anything very little or diminutive.
  • Proportion; correspondent degree.
  • In <em>anc. orthoëpy, pros.</em>, and <em>metrics</em>, the relative time occupied in uttering a vowel or a syllable; that characteristic of a vowel or a syllable by which it is distinguished as long or short; syllabic measure or time; prosodic length.
  • In <em>logic</em>, that respect in which universal and particular propositions differ. See <internalXref urlencoded="proposition">proposition</internalXref>, and <em>logical quantity</em>, below.
  • In <em>electricity</em>, the amount of electricity which passes through any section of a circuit in a unit of time: more exactly termed the <em>strength of the current.</em>
  • <em>Quantity of comprehension</em> or <em>intension</em>, or logical depth, a relative character of a term such that when it is in excess the term has all the predicates of another term, and more besides; or a relative character of a proposition such that when it is in excess the proposition is followed by all the consequents of another proposition, and more besides.
  • <em>Quantity of science</em> (Aquinas) or <em>of information</em>, a relative character of a concept such that when it is in excess it has all the subjects and predicates of another concept, and more besides, owing to its being in a mind which has more knowledge. <em>Logical quantity</em> is to be distinguished from the <em>quantity of a proposition.</em>
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The measure of a syllable; that which determines the time in which it is pronounced.
  • The relative duration of a tone.
  • That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially (Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable.
  • A determinate or estimated amount; a sum or bulk; a certain portion or part; sometimes, a considerable amount; a large portion, bulk, or sum.
  • its time of continuance, or degree of interest, as in fee, for life, or for years.
  • in a body, its mass, as determined by its weight, or by its momentum under a given velocity.
  • in a body, the relative amount of its motion, as measured by its momentum, varying as the product of mass and velocity.
  • quantities whose values are given.
  • quantities whose values are sought.
  • A fundamental, generic term used when referring to the measurement (count, amount) of a scalar, vector, number of items or to some other way of denominating the value of a collection or group of items.
  • An indefinite amount of something.
  • A specific measured amount.
  • A considerable measure or amount.
  • Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.
  • Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.
  • an adequate or large amount
  • the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
  • how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
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