Meaning of QUANTITY in English

QUANTITY

transcription, транскрипция: [ kwɒntɪti ]

( quantities)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A quantity is an amount that you can measure or count.

...a small quantity of water.

...vast quantities of food...

Cheap goods are available, but not in sufficient quantities to satisfy demand...

N-VAR

2.

Things that are produced or available in quantity are produced or available in large amounts.

After some initial problems, acetone was successfully produced in quantity...

N-UNCOUNT

3.

You can use quantity to refer to the amount of something that there is, especially when you want to contrast it with its quality.

...the less discerning drinker who prefers quantity to quality...

= amount

N-UNCOUNT

4.

If you say that someone or something is an unknown quantity , you mean that not much is known about what they are like or how they will behave.

He is an unknown quantity for his rivals.

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