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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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It cannot be ruled out, however, that the positive relationship between price-cost margins and fewness of competitors is the result of efficiency and not market power.
But they did not appear to notice us any more than the devotees in the church, but were seemingly as indifferent to fewness of spectators as the phenomena of nature are, whatever they might have been thinking under their helmets of the Yankees that were to come.
Bargaining has always been a problem in microeconomics because of the fewness of buyers and sellers, or because of an indeterminancy of results of negotiations, or because of the discipline's abhorrence of strikes, lockouts, and serious conflict, or because of the consequences of public intervention on market performance.
The fewness of members of the most senior categories or cadres of the sample is understandable and could be attributed to the fact that most of them are no longer seriously engaged in academic researches and studies.
Arrow-Debreu theory deals with an indefinitely great number of "commodities" and excess demand functions, but it does not define much less deal with anything that remotely resembles a market in the ordinary sense of that word (but compare |15, 76, 80~); how, then, can fewness of actual spot or future markets be brought into empirical confrontation with neowalrasian theory?
Fewness on a conventional view may suggest that some regulatory control of prices is called for.
69%) Fewness of lecturer IIs could be attributed to poor recruitment of that caliber of academic staff by library schools' management.