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1. a characteristic, as of energy or mass, susceptible of precise physical measurement.
2. a measurable amount. adj., adj quan´titative.


1. A number or amount.
2. A measurable property of anything.


(kwŏn′tĭ-tē) [L. quantitas, quantity]
Amount; portion.


1. a characteristic, as of energy or mass, susceptible of precise physical measurement.
2. a measurable amount.

Patient discussion about quantity

Q. What is the safe amount of alcohol? I like alcohol, but I don’t want to end up an alcoholic. Or even have the problems that come with it (liver problems etc….)

A. the best method is not too drink at all,and you wont have any problems to worry about.

Q. what are the passable amount of sugar one can have while he also diabetic?

A. I'm not sure I understood your question, but the recommended amount of carbohydrates for diabetic patients is 40-65% of the total calories. Generally, diabetic patients are more prone to elevated blood sugar levels after a meal, so food too rich in simple carbohydrates (sugar) are not recommended.

Q. what is the "right" amount , and the safe amount , of alcohol that i can drink? what do a lot alcoh

A. That is different for everyone. You have to take into account a lot of different things like height, weight, gender. Here is a good site with charts to help you find yours: http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/atod/alc_aayb.htm Hope this helps.

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References in classic literature ?
Lyell, even in the first edition of his "Principles of Geology," inferred that the amount of subsidence in the Pacific must have exceeded that of elevation, from the area of land being very small relatively to the agents there tending to form it, namely, the growth of coral and volcanic action.
Also, to declare how astounded I have been by the amazing changes I have seen around me on every side, - changes moral, changes physical, changes in the amount of land subdued and peopled, changes in the rise of vast new cities, changes in the growth of older cities almost out of recognition, changes in the graces and amenities of life, changes in the Press, without whose advancement no advancement can take place anywhere.
83) Second, in the case of certain tax-free exchanges, the recapture amount is limited to the gain recognized to the transferor, reduced by the amount of gain that otherwise is treated as ordinary income to the transferor.
The terms of the trust document provide the guidelines for computing the annual payment, or the unitrust amount, that is paid to the donor.
Depending on the type, all or part of the amount paid may be taxable.
Next, the proper form must be used to report the taxable amount paid.
Richard Pergolis obtained permanent financing in the amount of $2.
As a sine qua non for obtaining the loan, the negative pledge would arguably make the entire loan proceeds an amount "received or receivable" in respect of the covenant.
The additional tax is equal to 20 percent of the amount that must be included in gross income.
That is, it is the difference between the fair value of the acquired company (the amount paid for the company) and the amounts assigned to the acquired company's assets and liabilities during the purchase price allocation process.
VANGUARD/WELLESLEY INCOME FUND -- a quarterly distribution from ordinary net income in the amount of $0.
The OC amount remained below the target amount until October 2006 when the trust was 36 months seasoned and passed all of the trigger tests, which resulted in the stepdown of the OC target.