|—n , pl -ties|
|1.||a. a specified or definite amount, weight, number, etc|
|b. (as modifier): a quantity estimate|
|2.||the aspect or property of anything that can be measured, weighed, counted, etc|
|3.||a large or considerable amount|
|4.||maths an entity having a magnitude that may be denoted by a numerical expression|
|5.||physics a specified magnitude or amount; the product of a number and a unit|
|6.||logic the characteristic of a proposition dependent on whether it is a universal or particular statement, considering all or only part of a class|
|7.||prosody the relative duration of a syllable or the vowel in it|
|usage The use of a plural noun after quantity of as in a large quantity of bananas was formerly considered incorrect, but is now acceptable|
|quantity (kwŏn'tĭ-tē) Pronunciation Key
Something, such as a number or symbol that represents a number, on which a mathematical operation is performed.
see unknown quantity.