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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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Attitudes towards the value that independent quantity surveyors bring to projects needs to change but the situation in the region is improving.
At the end of the project, it is usually the quantity surveyors who ensure all the final accounts have been settled.
Quantity surveyor Neil Nightingale who works for Jones Bros of Ruthin
Dunelm Property Services, part of County Durham's Esh Group, has appointed KIRK ROBERTSON and VICKY GALES as quantity surveyors in its commercial team.
The founder and sole principal of chartered quantity surveying company, Readman Associates, began practising in 1973 as one of the first graduate quantity surveyors at Elliot D'Arcy in Middlesbrough.
I note any further points or risks that we may need to consider that could affect the cost of the project and feed this back to the quantity surveyor.
The GSA is seeking to appoint a suitably skilled and experienced Quantity Surveyor (QS).
Quantity surveyor Chris McManus, from Oldham, was shot six times in a toilet as the special forces tried to save his life, but they were under AK-47 fire from the kidnappers at the compound in Nigeria's north west city of Sokoto.
Patrick Mulleady, 27, from Harborne, a quantity surveyor, has not done much running but has played football.
Chris Brown, a 26-year-old quantity surveyor from Marton, said: "Kelly Holmes.
The recruitment has been made across the company, namely: CAROLINE CONDRON, quantity surveyor, MIKE REED, senior quantity surveyor, STUART JACKSON, assistant quantity surveyor, NEIL BRIGGS, foreman, RAY GRAY, foreman, GLYN NEASHAM, health and safety manager, MICHAEL ETHERIDGE, design engineer, HAYLEY DOLAN, technical clerk, NADINE HAMBLET, part-exchange and marketing administrator and SCOTT KENNY, site clerk.