Part of speech: noun

A certain mass, volume, or number; an object having assignable dimensions or amount.

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Usage examples "quantity":

  1. What a quantity of poison there must be in him!" - "Septimius Felton or, The Elixir of Life", Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  2. Then I am sure she is perfectly respectable; and pray let her see as many ghosts as she cares to, especially if it leads to nothing worse than her taking a moderate quantity of brandy. - "Cecilia de Noël", Lanoe Falconer.
  3. How is such a general rise in prices possible, if the quantity theory be true? - "The Value of Money", Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr..