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quantify

[kwon-tuh-fahy] /ˈkwɒn təˌfaɪ/
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
1830-1840
1830-40; < Medieval Latin quantificāre, equivalent to Latin quant(us) how much + -ificāre -ify
Related forms
quantifiable, adjective
quantifiably, adverb
quantification, noun
nonquantifiable, adjective
unquantifiable, adjective
unquantified, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un quantifiable

quantify

/ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -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
Derived Forms
quantifiable, adjective
quantification, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Medieval Latin quantificāre, from Latin quantus how much + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for un quantifiable

quantify

v.

1840, from Medieval Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus "as much," correlative pronomial adjective (see quantity) + facere "to make" (see factitious). Literal sense of "determine the quantity of, measure" is from 1878. Related: Quantified; quantifying.

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