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quantify Syllabification: quan·ti·fy
Pronunciation: /ˈkwän(t)əˌfī/

Definition of quantify in English:

verb (quantifies, quantifying, quantified)

[with object]
1Express or measure the quantity of: it’s very hard to quantify the cost
More example sentences
  • The UN's project assumes that a price can be put on the environment and that life can be quantified and measured.
  • And while it is easy to quantify the cost so far, it is much harder to work out how big an impact it will have in future.
  • These measures enabled researchers to quantify each individual act of violence in each film.
2 Logic Define the application of (a term or proposition) by the use of all, some, etc., e.g., “for all x if x is A then x is B.”.
Example sentences
  • Another variable related to set names or actions is whether the number quantifying a set precedes or follows it.
  • A statement that quantifies a variable need not necessarily give the set from which the variable is to be taken.


Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus 'how much'.

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