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quantity

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈkwɒntəti/
B1 the amount or number of something: Food has improved in quality and quantity thanks to modern farming methods. A vast quantity of information is available on the Internet. They are now developing ways to produce the vaccine in large quantities and cheaply. General words for size and amount
Translations of “quantity”
in Korean 양…
in Arabic كَمِّيّة…
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 Spanish cantidad…
in Portuguese quantidade…
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…
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