Meaning of QUANTITY in English

QUANTITY

■ noun ( plural quantities )

1》 a certain amount or number.

↘a considerable number or amount.

2》 the property of something that is measurable: wages depended on ~ of output, regardless of quality.

3》 Phonetics the perceived length of a vowel sound or syllable.

Origin

ME: from OFr. quantite , from L. quantitas , from quantus 'how great, how much'.

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