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amount

noun [C]
 
 
/əˈmaʊnt/
MONEY a quantity of money: a large/small/considerable amount You can make a considerable amount for only a few hours' work.a certain/particular amount Payments are limited to a certain amount.pay/spend/raise an amount If everyone in the company contributed just $10, this would raise the amount needed. She was so disappointed with the service she refused to pay the full amount. I didn't expect the bill to come to this amount.
a quantity of something such as time, space, a substance, or a feeling: an amount of sth They didn't deliver the right amount of sand.large/small amounts Small amounts of land were used for keeping animals.a considerable/significant/huge amount The new tax caused a huge amount of anger among small business owners. Both solutions take about the same amount of time.
any amount of sth a very large amount of something: We had any amount of trouble finishing the job.
→ See also face amount
(Definition of amount from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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