quantification

noun
quan·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌkwän-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce quantification (audio) \

Definition of quantification

: the operation of quantifying

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Other Words from quantification

quantificational \ ˌkwän-​tə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shnəl How to pronounce quantification (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
quantificationally adverb

Examples of quantification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the quantification of senior deaths adds new context to Brown’s decision prioritizing teachers for vaccinations amid her push to get kids back in classrooms. oregonlive, "Oregon delayed COVID-19 vaccinations for seniors. Here’s how many have died since.," 18 Apr. 2021 Among the most promising clinical applications of AI is diagnostic imaging, and mounting attention is being directed at establishing and fine-tuning its performance to facilitate detection and quantification of a wide array of clinical conditions. Marija Butkovic, Forbes, "Ibex’s Daphna Laifenfeld On AI-Powered Cancer Diagnostics, Company Raising $38 Million In Series B Funding And The Future Of Personalized Medicine," 18 Mar. 2021 Understanding how to balance these costs and benefits requires some degree of quantification—we'd like to know both how effective lockdowns are at limiting infections, as well as a sense of their economic and emotional costs. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "A look at the psychological burdens of COVID lockdowns," 13 Nov. 2020 For Outside readers, the big question lurking in the background is whether that trade-off—a little more quantification, a little less serenity—is worthwhile. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "First Look: Apple’s New Fitness+ Streaming Workouts," 14 Dec. 2020 And sure enough, the lab, too, returned an astonishing quantification of microplastic particles—a mean value of 4.3 million particles per liter versus Boland’s 4 million. Matt Simon, Wired, "Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day," 19 Oct. 2020 But the weekly quantification provides new context to those numbers, showing that cases are steadily spreading far and wide rather than exploding in only a handful of communities. oregonlive, "Nine Oregon ZIP codes with the most new coronavirus cases per capita," 29 Oct. 2020 From the 14th century, economic and technical advances had made quantification more important, which led to using decimals for fractions, an idea put forward by the Flemish mathematician Simon Stevin. National Geographic, "The French Revolution not only toppled a king—it also forged the metric system," 10 Sep. 2020 While there's not definitive information here that could allow a good quantification of risk, these findings make very clear that the risks of SARS-CoV-2 spreading in schools are very real. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "More data, but still confusion over how much children spread SARS-CoV-2," 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of quantification

circa 1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quantification was circa 1840

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25 Apr 2021

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“Quantification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantification. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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