Meaning of QUANTITY in English

QUANTITY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a huge amount/sum/quantity etc

huge sums of money

prodigious amounts/quantities of sth

Some galaxies seem to release prodigious amounts of energy.

quantity surveyor

vast amounts/numbers/quantities/sums etc (of sth)

The government will have to borrow vast amounts of money.

The refugees come across the border in vast numbers .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

available

At first boats were made of wood which was available in large quantities .

Being so delicate, it is not available in large quantities commercially.

The first applications therefore were with archive material, which was itself highly structured and which was available in quantity .

It is the only energy available in the quantity we need that doesn't damage our atmosphere.

Development kits are available in limited quantities .

considerable

So many people had died during the siege either from wounds or illness that a considerable quantity of private stores had accumulated.

Dolphins need to eat considerable quantities of food.

Harry watched him fall back and noted that a considerable quantity of blood was coming away at the mouth.

It has glands just beneath its tail which produce considerable quantities of a most evil-smelling liquid.

It was also reported that considerable quantities of files and computer disks had been seized during the raids.

No one seemed to be responsible for looking after it, and there was a considerable quantity of debris inside.

Here they become wider and slower and often carry considerable quantities of sand and silt.

A considerable quantity of data was collected and use was made of both a main frame and a desk top machine.

enormous

We also had with us an immensely heavy steel strongbox which contained enormous quantities of devalued lire.

The manufacture of aluminum as a commercial product requires enormous quantities of electric power.

He dumped an enormous quantity on top of the cereal which covered Rostov's plate.

Ten thousand birds and an equal number of chicks constitute an enormous quantity of meat.

He could hold in his motions for two weeks and then would pass an enormous quantity under great strain and pain.

I learned enormous quantities to say to myself in bed at night.

equal

Choose equal quantities of three varieties of potatoes and boil them.

In effect, this machine dissected time by the weighing of successive equal quantities of fluid.

A mixture of equal quantities of raw linseed oil and substitute turps is often rubbed into pine prior to staining.

Jack's current happiness was surely storing up an equal quantity of unhappiness for some one. ` Polly?

The public pays for this stock by writing cheques and banks lose deposits and bankers' balances in equal quantity .

Mash it or purée it in the blender with an equal quantity of fresh unsalted butter.

When mixing the medium, take equal quantities of material.

Pour the wine and an equal quantity of water into the pan.

great

The ability to produce in greater quantities made this system wasteful and it has given way to a more scientific process.

Suppose also that the machines have been carefully programmed and fed with great quantities of data of an appropriate kind.

Guy de Chauliac had pointed out that his ointment was not without dangers if used in too great a quantity .

Do not attend a bullfight unless you are prepared to see blood, often great quantities of it.

The foods which we are advised to eat in greater quantities arc those supplying dietary fibre.

After developing the infrastructure and getting the ball rolling, the mine churned out great quantities of lead and silver.

Wading birds collect great quantities of small molluscs from sandbanks and mud flats when the tide retreats.

Although not imported in any great quantity it is available at fairly reasonable prices.

huge

We are constantly faced with such hidden confusions in huge quantities .

Ice itself, a luxury in the field, was made in huge quantities by machine.

These custom-built vessels have been designed to catch only tuna - in huge quantities .

Damming rivers meant forming reservoirs, and in the heat and dryness of California, reservoirs would evaporate huge quantities of water.

He got clients into his grip and pressed them to buy shares in huge quantities .

What will help is a treaty removing huge quantities of chemical weapons that could otherwise be used against us.

All we got was a small discount because we bought such a huge quantity .

There were huge quantities of them, and I ended up filling three vases and a couple of Stuart's beer-mugs.

large

This uses large quantities of water that is stored in old pits, where it forms bright blue likes.

I noticed it only because part of the mixture involved a large quantity of my expensive beauty salon shampoo.

As time passed, larger and larger quantities of sulphuric acid were exploded, prompting cheers from the crowd.

You have to go out and buy large quantities of food.

However, you should notice, from column 5, that retail banks hold comparatively large quantities of treasury and commercial bills.

If swallowed, give large quantities of milk or water.

Time allowed 00:21 Read in studio A large quantity of poison has been stolen.

No food should be eaten in very large quantities , and it is best not to give any one food every day.

sheer

The sheer quantity of calculation and printing required for this stretches the modest administrative processor to its limit for two days.

But more stunning than the sheer quantity of bird life is the apparent organization of these hunters of small fish.

I was astonished by the sheer quantity of stuff in the trunk.

The sheer quantity of matter meant that people did not read all their newspaper.

Although they are now inactive, these old regions of continental flood basalts are impressive because of the sheer quantity of lavas involved.

But the sheer quantity of such texts and the variety of their intended readers and hearers means that some cross-referencing is possible.

If the sheer quantity of information about 1992 is clouding your vision, look no further for the silver lining.

I must take account of the quality of representations as well as the sheer quantity .

significant

Major volcanic eruptions also project significant quantities of tephra into the earth's upper atmosphere, with global effects.

Still, it was more than 400 years before the resource was located underground in any significant quantity .

But were such ecosystems able to generate iron deposits on this scale without preserving significant quantities of organic matter in the sediments?

small

We can deliver them direct to site in bulk, small quantities , or in house sets.

Unfortunately they are seldom present in small quantities for long, as they soon cover the bottom from their rapid growth.

Sometimes brick tracery was used, sometimes the small quantity of stone needed was found for important buildings.

It will also take small quantities of fruit.

The light type uses only small quantities of raw materials; e.g. for television, or for biscuits.

But a small extra quantity of water could enhance the greenhouse effect to the point where present conditions would result.

At the bottom, five sealed envelopes with smaller quantities of cocaine inside come to light.

It makes mixing small quantities easy and quick, and leaves hardly any cleaning up to do.

substantial

It was, after all, less than a year ago that he sold a substantial quantity of Amstrad shares.

Cultivation: The ideal growing medium for this species would contain substantial quantities of organic detritus and mud or clay.

It was rumoured that as the monarch's virility grew less reliable he developed a habit of taking substantial quantities of aphrodisiacs.

Therefore one must provide a substantial quantity of this.

Two hundred years ago, those people who drank substantial quantities of cider often suffered a strange disability dubbed the Devonshire colic.

Zeolite-softened water may be quite alkaline because it contains substantial quantities of sodium carbonate and bicarbonate.

There is simply no equivalent directed in such substantial quantities to men.

They traded substantial quantities of sugar and steel and received large bribes to facilitate government contracts.

sufficient

However the market will not provide a sufficient quantity of public goods.

Money alone and in sufficient quantities can qualify virtually any measure for the ballot.

The resources, whether material or human, are not there in anything like sufficient quantities , it is said.

The proposal is reproduced in sufficient quantities and is received by the granting organization.

During the Second World War the whole economic effort centred on supplying and employing sufficient quantities of labour and materials.

There either are such people in sufficient quantities or there are not.

Make sure lettuce is available all the time and in sufficient quantity .

In which case, it is impossible to see how the plesiosaurs could obtain sufficient quantities of food to survive.

unknown

Labour and the Conservatives have pitched high profile candidates into this unknown quantity .

But on the national level they are novices, limited specialists or largely unknown quantities .

Here the X s are the unknown quantities .

But even after redeployment, war will be the status quo in the Holy Land, peace the unknown quantity .

A conceivable problem for the Solo is its price - £39,850 is a lot to pay for an unknown quantity .

As an enemy, he was still very much an unknown quantity to them.

Barnes was an unknown quantity , without any clear prejudice on the nuclear issue.

Swales said he had a lot of flair, but admitted he was an unknown quantity .

vast

For example, how can such a vast quantity of knowledge be acquired?

He runs a shit-lab in the Village and dispenses cocktails from hell in vast quantities .

Camels can recover rapidly from dehydration by drinking sometimes vast quantities of water.

Carbonates destroyed by the acid rain release vast quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Finch was totally infatuated with her and they both put away vast quantities of alcohol between them.

Roads were clogged with juggernauts ferrying around vast quantities of consumer goods.

They will also include vast quantities of physical as well as financial data about every aspect of the different markets.

Scholars in flight from upheaval elsewhere congregated there. Vast quantities of manuscripts were transported there for safe-keeping and copying.

■ NOUN

equilibrium

The equilibrium quantity remains the socially efficient quantity.

The effect upon equilibrium quantity is again indeterminate, depending upon the relative size of the changes in supply and demand.

At the equilibrium quantity Q the marginal consumer benefit is P l but the marginal social cost is P 2.

This means that equilibrium quantity will increase by an amount greater than that which either change would have entailed in isolation.

Hence the equilibrium quantity Q is socially inefficient.

At $ 3, quantity supplied and quantity demanded are in balance; that is, equilibrium quantity is 7000 bushels.

surveyor

The association's own quantity surveyor and marketing department made detailed investigations.

He retained his private practice as a quantity surveyor from his office at No. 4, Parliament Street.

Another big cod fell to Cardiff quantity surveyor Steve Williams on his first-ever fishing trip.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has warned this will lead to redundancies among architects and quantity surveyors.

The costing process for nominated suppliers also involves the client's quantity surveyor .

He also works with the quantity surveyor to prepare budget costs.

theory

But the prolonged depression of the inter-war period upset this relationship, causing the quantity theory to fall into disrepute.

These ideas, embodied in the so-called quantity theory of money, dominated economic thinking until the 1930s.

As an identity, the quantity theory is no more than a way of calculating the velocity of circulation.

Enter the quantity theory of money in its simplest guise.

According to the quantity theory , money is held only for the purpose of making payments for current transactions.

■ VERB

buy

He got clients into his grip and pressed them to buy shares in huge quantities .

You have to go out and buy large quantities of food.

All we got was a small discount because we bought such a huge quantity .

Many plumbing fittings are cheaper if bought in quantity: 10, 20 or 50 capillary elbows, for example.

Therefore, there is no need to buy large quantities of expensive flowers to make a lovely picture.

Maincrop potatoes can be bought in larger quantities provided you store them carefully.

They can afford to buy in large quantities and pass the price benefits on to the customer.

consume

Therefore they may actually lose weight even though apparently consuming large quantities of food.

We sum vertically at a given quantity because everyone consumes the same quantity of a public good by definition.

To consume the same quantity of' calories in the form of whole oranges you would have to eat about five of them.

An in-kind transfer of good X enables her to consume a quantity 17 of good X at no cost.

It is certainly not something you would consume in any great quantity .

contain

A massive object containing a small quantity of C- field begins to collapse when the pressure is no longer adequate to prevent it.

We also had with us an immensely heavy steel strongbox which contained enormous quantities of devalued lire.

As both contain the same quantity of dispersant the difference represents the weight within the size interval concerned.

Cultivation: The ideal growing medium for this species would contain substantial quantities of organic detritus and mud or clay.

Our present theories contain a number of quantities , like the size of the electric charge on a particle.

Zeolite-softened water may be quite alkaline because it contains substantial quantities of sodium carbonate and bicarbonate.

Sands derived from beaches, estuaries or the sea bed may contain quantities of salt within their interstitial waters.

This therefore contains three arbitrary quantities , giving n + 1 in all.

determine

The aim of the numerical analysis in the modern method is to determine the quantity defined below.

The type of market is determined by quantity and speed of feedback signals.

The important role of consumer demand in determining the types and quantities of goods produced must be emphasized.

eat

Dolphins need to eat considerable quantities of food.

Whatever the reason, people who believe that eating quantities of fat-free cookies is a smart nutrition strategy are deluding themselves.

The foods which we are advised to eat in greater quantities arc those supplying dietary fibre.

Some go through weeks of eating great quantities of potato chips or ice-cream sandwiches before the forbidden foods lose their allure.

Maria, a 5-year-old girl, ate large quantities of material.

You also need to eat quite large quantities of these plant sources of iron in order to obtain enough.

Keep a record of everything you eat , recording the quantities and times of eating as well.

Progress is often slow and the child should not feel forced or confronted to eat large quantities .

find

As a stores manager, Horne finds that the quantity of 1,1,1 used in labs is small.

Police also found a quantity of jet fuel, sources said.

Are you likely to find the most copious quantities of conditioning in the swimming pool?

increase

A smoker in the house will increase the variety and quantity of air pollutants considerably.

It has increased in quantity with recent snow and rain.

Lastly it impoverishes our productivity in quality while increasing it in quantity .

These costs increase with increases in quantity ordered.

Here, price increases but quantity declines.

Men can increase the quantities by 25 per cent or, if they are a manual worker, by 50 per cent.

One is that relatively lengthy questionnaires can be used to increase the quantity or detail of information obtained.

measure

A calorimeter is an insulated vessel used for measuring the quantity of energy released or absorbed during a chemical or physical change.

Price elasticity of demand measures the responsiveness of quantity demanded of a good to a change in the price of that good.

Social support may be measured in terms of quantity or quality of contacts.

produce

Since marginal private and social benefits diverge, private markets will not produce the socially efficient quantity .

Hence a competitive market will produce a socially efficient quantity of private goods.

The natural decomposition process which occurs in landfills also produces large quantities of methane and thereby presents a significant explosion hazard.

Detectives announced yesterday they had uncovered a drug-making factory in London's Highgate capable of producing a massive quantity of tablets.

Vaccines take time to develop, test and produce in quantity .

The ability to produce in greater quantities made this system wasteful and it has given way to a more scientific process.

provide

However the market will not provide a sufficient quantity of public goods.

Frequent breakup and erosion of cometary nuclei provides not only vast quantities of meteoric dust, but also occasional larger fragments.

Decentralization permits each locality to provide itself with the quantity of the good it prefers.

This similarity is provided by the average quantities .

Therefore one must provide a substantial quantity of this.

With this scenario in mind, Janssen Chimica will provide exactly the quantity required and at no extra charge for special packaging.

reduce

The deceased were deposited on their left side and the grave goods were reduced in quantity and included very little painted ware.

Sometimes books use recipes from restaurants that have not been tested in reduced quantities .

But reduce the quantity of juice by a third.

As the firm reduces price, the quantity demanded for the firm's product is likely to rise.

Insulin in the bloodstream reduces the quantity of blood sugar.

A plan to reduce the quantity of drink Ben had during the day and to offer drinks only after meals was implemented.

For any given supply of ice cream, your consumption reduces the quantity available for others to consume.

But a higher consumer price will reduce the quantity demanded.

require

Fast-breeder reactors require large quantities of plutonium.

The manufacture of aluminum as a commercial product requires enormous quantities of electric power.

It would have required a quantity of material sufficient to make a small tent.

Once again we note that the failure of each market to clear requires a quantity trading rule for each.

Specific details relating to each consignment are required but values and quantities may be aggregated where all other details are identical.

The first group require the exact quantities to be measured and recorded every second within predetermined limits of accuracy.

sell

It was, after all, less than a year ago that he sold a substantial quantity of Amstrad shares.

The sellers had agreed to sell a quantity of tinned pears which were to be packed in cases containing 30 tins each.

Both sides of the narrow highway are lined with family outlets selling souvenirs in bulk quantities .

Dealing managers and team leaders shout at, cajole and entice their dealers into selling large quantities of stock.

supply

During the Second World War the whole economic effort centred on supplying and employing sufficient quantities of labour and materials.

At $ 3, quantity supplied and quantity demanded are in balance; that is, equilibrium quantity is 7000 bushels.

The charge to such consumers did, of course, reflect some of the higher cost of supplying small quantities of electricity.

If you use solid fuel many approved coal merchants provide budget schemes and supply small quantities .

use

Plantations of exotic non-native trees use up large quantities of water, which can have adverse affects on natural habitats.

If you prefer fresh cake yeast, use three times the quantity given for instant yeast and proof it.

They were particularly important for the Magnox reactors, which used larger quantities of fuel and had bulkier structures to dismantle.

I would only ever use a tiny quantity for its perfume.

These to date have been used in small quantities as chemical feedstock.

It can be used with or without quantities , and either the architect or the contractor produces detailed drawings.

If successful the new letter will be used in larger quantities next year.

Thirdly, I am using greater quantities of paint, not simply because of the larger scale of the paintings.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be an unknown quantity

Barnes was an unknown quantity, without any clear prejudice on the nuclear issue.

Swales said he had a lot of flair, but admitted he was an unknown quantity.

These arrangements are an unknown quantity and the administration may not turn out to be up to scratch.

Whatever it was they were after, it was an unknown quantity, unknown, that is, except for a lethal ferocity.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A quantity of cocaine was found in Larsson's apartment.

An enormous quantity of chemical waste has been dumped in the river.

Expensive spices, like saffron, are only produced in small quantities.

Make sure that you add the correct quantity of water.

Police are investigating a burglary in which a small quantity of jewellery was stolen.

The price varies depending on the quantity purchased.

Thieves escaped with a large quantity of cigarettes after breaking into a shop in Cramlington, Northumberland.

Use equal quantities of flour and butter.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After developing the infrastructure and getting the ball rolling, the mine churned out great quantities of lead and silver.

Conflicts are resolved by choosing a rule instance which refers to the most recently created quantity .

Reducing the amount of fruiting buds lowers the quantity , but raises the quality of the grapes produced.

The food, although mainly low in nutritive value, unappetizing and depressingly monotonous, was at least adequate in quantity .

They had delivered the correct total quantity of tins but half of them were packed in cases of 24 tins each.

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