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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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To a certain extent the impact of the Freedom of Information Act is an unknown quantity but we have made sure staff are briefed on the implications of the Act, have appointed a dedicated freedom of information officer, and have provided information to people on what the act means to the citizens of Middlesbrough," said Cllr Brady.
He insisted: "We've always been competitive in Spain but the rest of the field is a bit of an unknown quantity this year.
Recognized for three decades but never really reckoned with, Hanne Darboven's work remains very much an unknown quantity.
An unknown quantity of fuel oil has leaked from a breech in the double hull.
An unknown quantity of milk was spilled on the motorway.
The raiders stole an unknown quantity of cigarettes as well as cash and a hard drive before leaving the store in an unknown direction.
The 19-year-old from Aachen is a bit of an unknown quantity having drawn his first contest staged in his hometown in May against 2-2-1 countryman Marcel Gottschalk.
People might look at us as an unknown quantity this season and it is vital we blend as a team quite quickly," he said.
BEST LONGSHOT A forecast outsider who could be primed to outrun its likely odds TOO MUCH TROUBLE is an unknown quantity but could provide an upset in the Group 3 Virgin Money Chester Vase (2.
AS A former teacher of mathematics, I was used to teaching my pupils that an X meant either an unknown quantity or that something was wrong.
At the start of this season he was an unknown quantity.
A masked man threatened a member of staff with the weapon yesterday, before the three fled with an unknown quantity of cash, leaving their victim shaken but unharmed.