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English noun: quantity

1. quantity how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

Synonymsamount, measure

Broader (hypernym)abstract entity, abstraction

Narrower (hyponym)chance, cordage, definite quantity, economic value, fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, indefinite quantity, interval, magnetisation, magnetization, metric, octane number, octane rating, period of play, play, playing period, point, point in time, probability, proof, quantum, radical, relative quantity, system of measurement, time interval, time unit, unit of time, value, volume, volume

Attributenonstandard, standard

2. quantity (attribute) an adequate or large amount

SamplesHe had a quantity of ammunition.

Broader (hypernym)amount

Narrower (hyponym)abundance, copiousness, teemingness

Attributeabundant, deficient, insufficient, scarce, sufficient

3. quantity (cognition) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

Broader (hypernym)concept, conception, construct

Narrower (hyponym)amount, binomial, constant, constant quantity, invariable, mathematical product, numerical quantity, operand, parameter, product, proportional, quantum, sum, term, total, variable, variable quantity

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