quantify

verb quan·ti·fy \ ˈkwän-tə-ˌfī \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of quantify

quantified; quantifying
transitive verb
1 a (1) : to limit by a quantifier
(2) : to bind by prefixing a quantifier
b : to make explicit the logical quantity of
2 : to determine, express, or measure the quantity of

quantifiable

play \ˌkwän-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of quantify in a Sentence

  1. It is difficult to quantify intelligence.

  2. Doctors have quantified the risks of smoking cigarettes.

  3. It is impossible to quantify the number of Web sites on the Internet.

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Origin and Etymology of quantify

Medieval Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus how much

QUANTIFY Defined for English Language Learners

quantify

verb

Definition of quantify for English Language Learners

  • : to find or calculate the quantity or amount of (something)


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of quantify


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