[kwon-ti-tey-tiv] /ˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪ tɪv/
that is or may be estimated by quantity.
of or relating to the describing or measuring of quantity.
of or relating to a metrical system, as that of classical verse, based on the alternation of long and short, rather than accented and unaccented, syllables.
of or relating to the length of a spoken vowel or consonant.
involving or relating to considerations of amount or size Compare qualitative
capable of being measured
(prosody) denoting or relating to a metrical system, such as that in Latin and Greek verse, that is based on the relative length rather than stress of syllables
1650s, from quantity + -ive. Related: Quantitively.
1580s, “having quantity,” from Medieval Latin quantitativus, from stem of Latin quantitas (see quantity). Meaning “measurable” is from 1650s. Related: Quantitatively.
[kwon-ti-tee] /ˈkwɒn tɪ ti/ noun, plural quantities. 1. a particular or indefinite amount of anything: a small quantity of milk; the ocean’s vast quantity of fish. 2. an exact or specified amount or measure: Mix the ingredients in the quantities called for. 3. a considerable or great amount: to extract ore in quantity. 4. Mathematics. […]
- Quantity surveyor
noun 1. a person who estimates the cost of the materials and labour necessary for a construction job
[kwon-tahyz] /ˈkwɒn taɪz/ verb (used with object), quantized, quantizing. 1. Mathematics, Physics. to restrict (a variable quantity) to discrete values rather than to a continuous set of values. 2. Physics. to change the description of (a physical system) from classical to quantum-mechanical, usually resulting in discrete values for observable quantities, as energy or angular momentum. […]
- Quantity theory
noun 1. (economics) a theory stating that the general price level varies directly with the quantity of money in circulation and the velocity with which it is circulated, and inversely with the volume of production expressed by the total number of money transactions