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.


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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.