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 quantificational (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
quantificationally adverb

Examples of quantification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And yet there’s been little serious quantification or consideration of what these amplifications might look like. Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, "Climate Change Won’t Stop for the Coronavirus Pandemic," 13 Apr. 2020 Care seems as removed from quantification as the cared-for person’s sensations of weakness or pain seem removed from statistics class. Longreads, "Communiqué from an Exurban Satellite Clinic of a Cancer Pavilion Named after a Financier," 17 Sep. 2019 Glassman incorporated this quantification into his workout regimen, making measurement a pillar of CrossFit’s foundation. Tessa Love, Outside Online, "Greg Glassman’s Easy Health Care Fix: More CrossFit," 16 Jan. 2020 The growing influence of quantification in general, and cost-benefit analysis in particular, has been lamented both inside and outside of academia. Deven Carlson, The Conversation, "What’s the value of your dog’s life, and why it matters," 2 Dec. 2019 The doctors, who are sometimes women and sometimes men, meet with me at the point of my body’s peak quantification. Longreads, "Communiqué from an Exurban Satellite Clinic of a Cancer Pavilion Named after a Financier," 17 Sep. 2019 System Shock 2 has an unstoppable cyborg protagonist and a role-playing game’s love of quantification. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "System Shock 2 helped define survival horror — but it’s still in a league of its own," 11 Aug. 2019 That Americans young and old remain intrigued by the saga of one Orenthal James Simpson is a point largely beyond argument, but the numbers provide some helpful quantification nonetheless. Graham Hillard, National Review, "O. J. Simpson Joins Twitter," 28 June 2019 Time’s optimists, by contrast, claim to base their sunnier outlook on precise quantification. Anthony Gottlieb, The New York Review of Books, "Accentuate the Positive," 7 Feb. 2019

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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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2 May 2020

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“Quantification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantification. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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