quan·​ti·​fy | \ ˈkwän-tə-ˌfī How to pronounce quantify (audio) \
quantified; quantifying

Definition of quantify

transitive verb

1a(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

Examples of quantify in a Sentence

It is difficult to quantify intelligence. Doctors have quantified the risks of smoking cigarettes. It is impossible to quantify the number of websites on the Internet.
Recent Examples on the Web Data then can be used to quantify and track that decision. Glenn Hopper, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Kalin will work with a team at Brazil’s Federal University of Santa Maria to quantify sediment load in the river, and to identify run-off hotspots in the upper river basin that are contributing to the problems downstream. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 9 July 2021 This study helps to quantify the company’s significant impact on the state’s economy. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, 7 June 2022 The global Netflix Top 10 data is an analysis of the streaming activity of subscribers around the world, in order to quantify the top English and non-English movies and TV shows. Andy Meek, BGR, 31 May 2022 New federal data helps quantify just how much worse. Laura Meckler, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2022 Now, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helps quantify just how often COVID-19 is linked to subsequent health issues. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 25 May 2022 To quantify Chinese spending, the analysts made estimates based on data such as direct government subsidies, tax incentives, below-market credit and state investment funds. Lingling Wei, WSJ, 22 May 2022 This type of finance-HR alignment also will help quantify the soaring financial impacts of having the right—or wrong—talent in place. Jim Deloach, Forbes, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of quantify

1627, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for quantify

Medieval Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus how much

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26 Jun 2022

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“Quantify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantify. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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