quantity significado, quantity definición | diccionario de inglés definición

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  ( quantities    plural  )
1       n-var   A quantity is an amount that you can measure or count.  
...a small quantity of water., ...vast quantities of food..., Cheap goods are available, but not in sufficient quantities to satisfy demand...     
2       n-uncount   Things that are produced or available in quantity are produced or available in large amounts.  
After some initial problems, acetone was successfully produced in quantity...     
3       n-uncount   You can use quantity to refer to the amount of something that there is, especially when you want to contrast it with its quality.   (=amount)  
...the less discerning drinker who prefers quantity to quality...     
4    If you say that someone or something is an unknown quantity, you mean that not much is known about what they are like or how they will behave.  
unknown quantity      phrase   v-link PHR  
He is an unknown quantity for his rivals.     

quantity surveyor        ( quantity surveyors    plural  ) A quantity surveyor is a person who calculates the cost and amount of materials and workers needed for a job such as building a house or a road.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  


1    aggregate, allotment, amount, lot, number, part, portion, quota, sum, total  
2    bulk, capacity, expanse, extent, greatness, length, magnitude, mass, measure, size, volume  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

Diccionario colaborativo     Inglés Cobuild
suitable in quantity or quality
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
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