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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: amount /əˈmaʊnt/ 
Word Forms
  1. a quantity of something

    You only need a small amount.

    amount of:

    A computer can store a vast amount of information.

    A certain amount of stress can be a good thing.

    1. a.
      a quantity of money

      This amount should be paid within two weeks.

    2. b.
      informal a number of things. Many people consider this use to be incorrect

      The call centre handles a huge amount of complaints every day.


This is the British English definition of amount. View American English definition of amount