quan·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌkwän-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce quantification (audio)
: the operation of quantifying
quantificational adjective
quantificationally adverb

Examples of quantification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Progressive ideals of the age, which fixated on science, rationality and quantification, were pervasive, and the nascent food-marketing industry saw a possible bonanza. Michelle Stacey, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2024 Many companies will also likely have to outsource the estimation and quantification of emissions and climate risks to third-party companies, where there have been concerns about higher costs, conflicts of interest and greenwashing. Sehoon Kim, The Conversation, 6 Mar. 2024 This allows the identification and quantification of various chemical compounds in the imaged area. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Simultaneous quantification of ten key Kratom alkaloids in Mitragyna speciosa leaf extracts and commercial products by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 Many creators now operate like independent media companies, with support staffs, growth strategies and promotional budgets, and work to apply the cold quantification and data analytics of online marketing to the creation of a fantasy life. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 While quantification estimates vary, one of the sector’s leading commentators, Cybersecurity Ventures, has predicted that the global cost of cybercrime in 2023 will surpass $8 trillion. Dr. Mary Aiken, Fortune, 6 Nov. 2023 Like every other 21st-century discourse, modern movie love leans on quantification, on metrics, on math. A.o. Scott, New York Times, 9 Oct. 2023 His daughter becomes her lover, and both of them must deal with the fallout of his constant quantification of what — and who — is worth saving. Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quantification was circa 1840

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“Quantification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantification. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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