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quantify

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verb, quan·ti·fy \-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of quantify

  • : to find or calculate the quantity or amount of (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quantify

quantifiedquantifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a (1) :  to limit by a quantifier (2) :  to bind by prefixing a quantifier b :  to make explicit the logical quantity of

  3. 2 :  to determine, express, or measure the quantity of

quantifiable play \ˌkwän-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of quantify in a sentence

  1. It is difficult to quantify intelligence.

  2. Doctors have quantified the risks of smoking cigarettes.

  3. It is impossible to quantify the number of Web sites on the Internet.



Origin of quantify

Medieval Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus how much


First Known Use: circa 1840


Learn More about quantify

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "quantify"


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