There are 2 definitions of quant in English:

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Pronunciation: /kwɒnt
 
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noun

Finance , • informal
  • short for quantitative analyst. quants use computers to tell them what to buy and sell
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    • As one of Wall Street's leading quants, Derman did throw off some intense gamma radiation.
    • Was it the quants who failed to imagine how big price distortions could get across all markets when liquidity evaporates?
    • First, a few numbers for the quant lurking in all of us.

Origin

1970s: abbreviation.

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Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of quant in English:

quant2

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Pronunciation: /kwɒnt
 
, kwant
 
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noun

British
  • A pole for propelling a barge or punt, especially one with a prong at the bottom to prevent it sinking into the mud.
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    • Punting technique: a punt pole is technically called a quant.
    • Or use the quant, a long, very long, punting pole wielded against the soft mud of the bottom like a knight's lance.
    • That’s when you take down the mast and use a long pole (or quant) to punt the boat under bridges, including the notoriously low medieval one at Potter Heigham.

Origin

late Middle English: perhaps from Latin contus, from Greek kontos 'boat pole'.

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