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noun British English pronunciation: quantity /ˈkwɒntəti/ 
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singularquantity
pluralquantities
 

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  1. [uncountable] the amount of something

    They monitor both the quantity and quality of materials used.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a particular amount of something

      Saturated fats can be bad for your health if consumed in large quantities.

      quantity of:

      Police found a small quantity of drugs on the premises.

    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] a large amount of something
      quantity of:

      I was astonished by the sheer quantity of stuff in the trunk.

      in quantity/quantities:

      Like most things, it is cheaper when bought in quantity.

 

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