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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUANTITY

The quantity of sugar produced was small compared to that produced on other estates.

(b) What food substance do they supply in quantity to the diet?

They are very sour and do not contain sugar in any quantity.

Renmark arose leisurely and picked up a quantity of the books.

I don't care for you—to marry you—a bit, but I like you, oh, a quantity!

But their budget of news was fairly prodigious, alike in range and quantity.

The meat was little better than the bread in quality, and quite as scant in quantity.

Then make the pickle, which must be in proportion to the quantity of fish.

This quantity of sugar and salt will be sufficient for fifty pounds of meat.

If the lard is in too small a quantity they will be flat and tough.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French quantite, cantite (12c., Modern French quantité) and directly from Latin quantitatem (nominative quantitas) "relative greatness or extent," coined as a loan-translation of Greek posotes (from posos "how great? how much?") from Latin quantus "of what size? how much? how great? what amount?," correlative pronomial adjective, related to qui "who" (see who).

Latin quantitatem also is the source of Italian quantita, Spanish cantidad, Danish and Swedish kvantitet, German quantitat.

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