verb \-ˌfī\

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


Full Definition of QUANTIFY

transitive verb
a (1) :  to limit by a quantifier (2) :  to bind by prefixing a quantifier
b :  to make explicit the logical quantity of
:  to determine, express, or measure the quantity of
quan·ti·fi·able \ˌkwän-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of QUANTIFY

  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


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