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  • Quantity — Quan ti*ty, n.; pl. {Quantities}. [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See {Who}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being measurable, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quantity of estate — Quantity Quan ti*ty, n.; pl. {Quantities}. [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See {Who}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quantity of matter — Quantity Quan ti*ty, n.; pl. {Quantities}. [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See {Who}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quantity of motion — Quantity Quan ti*ty, n.; pl. {Quantities}. [F. quantite, L. quantitas, fr. quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. how, who. See {Who}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Certain — Cer tain, n. 1. Certainty. [Obs.] Gower. [1913 Webster] 2. A certain number or quantity. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quantity — ► NOUN (pl. quantities) 1) a certain amount or number. 2) the property of something that is measurable in number, amount, size, or weight. 3) a considerable number or amount. ORIGIN Latin quantitas, from quantus how great, how much …   English terms dictionary

  • Quantity numbers — ◊ GRAMMAR Quantities and amounts of things are often referred to using numbers. See entries at ↑ Numbers and fractions and ↑ Measurements. ◊ general determiners You can use general determiners such as some , any , all , every , and much to talk… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quantity numbers — ◊ GRAMMAR Quantities and amounts of things are often referred to using numbers. See entries at ↑ Numbers and fractions and ↑ Measurements. ◊ general determiners You can use general determiners such as some , any , all , every , and much to talk… …   Useful english dictionary

  • certain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. some; specified. See quantity, speciality, certainty. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Confident] Syn. assured, sure, positive, questionless, satisfied, self confident, undoubting, unwavering, believing,… …   English dictionary for students

  • certain — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Vulgar Latin *certanus, from Latin certus, from past participle of cernere to sift, discern, decide; akin to Greek krinein to separate, decide, judge, Old Irish criathar sieve Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quantity — /kwon ti tee/, n., pl. quantities. 1. a particular or indefinite amount of anything: a small quantity of milk; the ocean s vast quantity of fish. 2. an exact or specified amount or measure: Mix the ingredients in the quantities called for. 3. a… …   Universalium

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