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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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 Tucker believes that Recorde introduced Britain to the concepts of quantification and data in ways that were unfamiliar and world-changing. Esther Inglis-arkell, Ars Technica, "The strange and righteous history of the equals sign," 9 July 2017 Even more informal contributions to science such as mentorship have potential for quantification. Samuel Arbesman, WIRED, "New Ways to Measure Science," 9 Jan. 2012

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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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