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quantity

noun
 
 
/ˈkwɒntəti/
[C] an amount or number of something, especially one that can be measured: quantity of sth A sudden surge in the quantity of stock available would almost certainly depress the price.huge/large/vast quantity Asian central banks have been buying huge quantities of Treasury bonds.in large/small quantities Supermarkets, being able to buy in large quantities, can offer their customers the best prices.
[U] used to talk about how much there is of something, rather than its quality: Our focus is on quality, not quantity. While quantity is of course important, quality must remain the highest priority.
[C or U] a large amount or number of something: Poorer people can't afford to bulk buy and save by purchasing in quantity. The sheer quantity of detail makes the book a valuable tool.a quantity of sth Officers seized computer equipment as well as a quantity of cash and drugs in the raids.
→  See also bill of quantities , economic order quantity , equilibrium quantity
Translations of “quantity”
in Arabic كَمِّيّة…
in Korean 양…
in Malaysian kuantiti…
in French quantité…
in Turkish nicelik, miktar, sayı…
in Italian quantità…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指可測量或確定的)量,數量,分量…
in Russian количество…
in Polish ilość…
in Vietnamese số lượng…
in Spanish cantidad…
in Portuguese quantidade…
in Thai ปริมาณ…
in German die Menge…
in Catalan quantitat…
in Japanese 量…
in Indonesian kuantitas, jumlah…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指可测量或确定的)量,数量,分量…
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