# quantification

## quantify

[kwon-tuh-fahy]
verb (used with object), quantified, quantifying.
1.
to determine, indicate, or express the quantity of.
2.
Logic. to make explicit the quantity of (a proposition).
3.
to give quantity to (something regarded as having only quality).

Origin:
1830–40; < Medieval Latin quantificāre, equivalent to Latin quant(us) how much + -ificāre -ify

quantifiable, adjective
quantifiably, adverb
quantification, noun
nonquantifiable, adjective
unquantifiable, adjective
unquantified, adjective
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 quantify (ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ) —vb , -fies, -fying, -fied 1. to discover or express the quantity of 2. logic to specify the quantity of (a term) by using a quantifier, such as all, some, or no [C19: from Medieval Latin quantificāre, from Latin quantus how much + facere to make] 'quantifiable —adj quantifi'cation —n

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quantify
c.1840, as a term in logic, from M.L. quantificare, from L. quantus "how much" + facere "to make" (see factitious). Lit. sense of "determine the quantity of, measure" is from 1878.
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quantification

in logic, the attachment of signs of quantity to the predicate or subject of a proposition. The universal quantifier, symbolized by (-) or (-), where the blank is filled by a variable, is used to express that the formula following holds for all values of the particular variable quantified. The existential quantifier, symbolized (-), expresses that the formula following holds for some (at least one) value of that quantified variable.

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Seems there's a lesson here to carry with us into a future of personal
quantification.
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The quantification of relationships and networks does well here.
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