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"quantity" in British English

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quantitynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkwɒn.tɪ.ti/  us   /ˈkwɑːn.t̬ə.t̬i/
B1 the ​amount or ​number of something, ​especially that can be ​measured: Police ​found a large/​small quantity ofdrugs in his ​possession. We ​consumed vast quantities offood and ​drink that ​night. The (sheer) quantity (= ​largeamount) ofequipmentneeded for the ​trip is ​staggering. They are now ​developingways to ​produce the ​vaccine inlarge quantities and ​cheaply. This ​recipe is only for four, so I usually ​double the quantity if I'm ​cooking for my ​family. It's ​quality not quantity that really ​counts.

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(Definition of quantity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quantity" in American English

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quantitynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkwɑn·tɪ·t̬i/
the ​amount or ​number of something, or a ​particularamount or ​number: [C] a ​large/​small quantity [C] She ​served each of us a ​vast quantity of ​spaghetti.
(Definition of quantity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quantity" in Business English

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quantitynoun

uk   us   /ˈkwɒntəti/
[C] an ​amount or ​number of something, especially one that can be ​measured: quantity of sth A sudden ​surge in the quantity of ​stockavailable would almost certainly ​depress the ​price.huge/large/vast quantity Asian ​centralbanks 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 ​highestpriority.
[C or U] a large ​amount or ​number of something: Poorer ​people can't ​afford to ​bulkbuy and ​save by ​purchasing in quantity. The sheer quantity of detail makes the ​book a ​valuabletool.a quantity of sth Officers ​seizedcomputerequipment as well as a quantity of ​cash and ​drugs in the ​raids.
(Definition of quantity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quantity”
in Korean 양…
in Arabic كَمِّيّة…
in Malaysian kuantiti…
in French quantité…
in Russian количество…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指可測量或確定的)量,數量,分量…
in Italian quantità…
in Turkish nicelik, miktar, sayı…
in Polish ilość…
in Spanish cantidad…
in Vietnamese số lượng…
in Portuguese quantidade…
in Thai ปริมาณ…
in German die Menge…
in Catalan quantitat…
in Japanese 量…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指可测量或确定的)量,数量,分量…
in Indonesian kuantitas, jumlah…
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