verb (used with object), quantified, quantifying.
to determine, indicate, or express the quantity of.
Logic. to make explicit the quantity of (a proposition).
to give quantity to (something regarded as having only quality).

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To quantify
World English Dictionary
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]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Computing Dictionary

Quantify definition

A performance analysis tool from Pure Software.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source
Example sentences
They are experts in terrorism insurance, striving to make their models quantify
  the threat to commercial interests.
Throughout the day, the city struggled to quantify the wholesale carnage
  visited upon it on a beautiful late-summer's morning.
Oddly, however, few people have bothered to try to quantify the reasons why.
Such social benefits may be even harder to quantify than energy savings.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature