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noun quantity pronunciation in British English /ˈkwɒntəti/
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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.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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