Meaning of QUANTITY in English
/ ˈkwɒntəti; NAmE ˈkwɑːn-/ noun ( pl. -ies )
[ C , U ] an amount or a number of sth :
a large / small quantity of sth
enormous / vast / huge quantities of food
a product that is cheap to produce in large quantities
Is it available in sufficient quantity?
[ U ] the measurement of sth by saying how much of it there is :
The data is limited in terms of both quality and quantity.
[ C , U ] a large amount or number of sth :
The police found a quantity of drugs at his home.
It's cheaper to buy goods in quantity .
I was overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of information available.
Middle English : from Old French quantite , from Latin quantitas (translating Greek posotēs ), from quantus how great, how much.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005