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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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After they had grabbed an unknown quantity of cash, they left the store and possibly fled down an alleyway close to the shop.
Cork are one of those teams that are under the radar at the moment, we're not hearing much about them but I think they're a bit of an unknown quantity given their young team probably did better than expected in 2013.
We've had a report, but they're still a bit of an unknown quantity.
NIKICA Jelavic is a bit of an unknown quantity in England - but what is very clear is how gratefully his presence will be received by Everton fans.
She's the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's only daughter who, despite her tireless charity work remains something of an unknown quantity.
The five-year-old is something of an unknown quantity but showed plenty of promise on his only appearance when staying on strongly to finish third in a bumper at the course last November.
Because he did not know the nature of this radiation, he named it X-Strahl -- translated into English as X-ray -- based on the mathematical use of x to indicate an unknown quantity.
The thirds took on an unknown quantity in the newly-formed St Margaret's Aigburth Staff side and were given a real test by a team with lots of potential but they edged home 25-13.
An unknown quantity of cash was also recovered, and is currently being tested by the forensics department.
They are very much an unknown quantity for us,' he said.
They will go into the league as an unknown quantity and they showed last season they are capable of getting goals.