Simple Definition of quantify
: to find or calculate the quantity or amount of (something)
Examples of quantify in a sentence
It is difficult to quantify intelligence.
Doctors have quantified the risks of smoking cigarettes.
It is impossible to quantify the number of Web sites on the Internet.
Origin and Etymology of quantify
Medieval Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus how much
First Known Use: circa 1840
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