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

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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 This is essentially the quantification of onomatopoeia, like in the Adam West Batman series. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Give the Robots Electronic Tongues," 24 May 2018 But all these are mere quantifications and chit-chat regurgitation. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Titanic': THR's 1997 Review," 19 Dec. 2017 No, not total hearts broken, but total Win Probability Added (WPA), a quantification of the incremental changes in game state. Jay Jaffe, SI.com, "Ranking the Craziest World Series Games Ever After Dodgers-Astros Game 5," 30 Oct. 2017 As corporate consolidation and factories’ technological capabilities ramped up in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, additional techniques of capitalist quantification seeped from the business world into other facets of American society. Eli Cook, The Atlantic, "How Money Became the Measure of Everything," 19 Oct. 2017 Snap’s success speaks to a backlash against the quantification of everything. Will Oremus, Slate Magazine, "Snap Decisions," 19 Oct. 2017 But the element that Jeffery brings to the Eagles offense is one of those football things that defies quantification. David Murphy, Philly.com, "Numbers or not, Alshon Jeffery impacts the game | David Murphy," 14 Sep. 2017

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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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