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General words for numbers, amounts and quantities

accumulation

noun

the amount of something that collects or is collected over time

allocation

noun

an amount or share of something that is given to someone or used for a particular purpose

allowance

noun

an amount of something that you are officially allowed by a particular set of rules or by the law

amount

noun

a quantity of something

amount

noun

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

arithmetic

noun

the number of people or things that are involved in a situation, and the way in which they affect the situation

backlog

noun

an amount of work or other things that you should already have done or dealt with

balance

noun

the amount of something that remains after part has been used

batch

noun

a quantity of a substance needed or produced at one time

block

noun

an amount of something, or a number of individual things that are considered together as a single object

capacity

noun

the amount of something that can be put in a container, or the number of people that a place has room for

cavalcade

noun

a number of important people, things, or events appearing or happening in a short space of time

clump

noun

a group of people or things very close together

complement

noun

the number of people or things that something has

concentration

noun

the amount of a substance that is present in something

count

noun

the amount of a substance that is measured as being present in another substance, for example in your blood or in the air

deduction

noun

an amount or number taken from a total

degree

noun

an amount of something such as a feeling or a quality

demand

noun

the amount of a product or service that people want, or the fact that they want it

density

noun

the amount of something in a place

disequilibrium

noun

a situation in which there is more of one thing than another so that there is a lack of balance

dose

noun

an amount of a particular quality

dose

noun

an amount of something bad that happens to you

flow

noun

a supply of something that continues without stopping

inch

noun

an amount of rain, snow, soil etc that would cover a surface with a layer that is one inch deep

inflow

noun

an amount of something such as money or goods that comes into a place

intake

noun

the amount of something that you eat or drink

investment

noun

the amount of time, energy, or emotion needed in order to make something successful

level

noun

the amount of something, especially when it can be counted or measured

market share

noun

the percentage of the total amount of sales of a particular product that a company has

mass

noun

the amount of matter that something contains

number

noun

a quantity of people or things

order of magnitude

noun

used to refer to the amount or degree of something

output

noun

the amount of something that a person, organization, system etc produces

overdose

noun

an amount of anything that is considered to be too much

overlap

noun

the amount by which things overlap each other

overlay

noun

a noticeable amount of a sound, taste, smell, or feeling that is added to another

part

noun

some but not all of something

part

noun

a particular quantity used for measuring equal amounts of different substances to form a mixture

penn’orth

noun

the amount of something that you can buy with a penny

pennyworth

noun

the amount of something that you can buy with a penny

pool

noun

a number or amount of something available for sharing

proportion

noun

the relationship between two or more quantities or parts of a whole

quantity

noun

the amount of something

quantity

noun

a particular amount of something

quota

noun

an amount of something that someone is officially allowed to have or do

quota

noun

an amount of something that someone has to do

quota

noun

an amount of something that you expect

range

noun

a number of different things that are of the same general type

rank

noun

a number of things arranged in a line

ratio

noun

a relationship between the sizes of two numbers or amounts

refill

noun

another amount of something that is put into a container after it has become empty

saving

noun

an amount of something that you manage to avoid using or spending

scale

noun

the rate at which something is produced, developed etc

several

determiner, pronoun

a number of people or things that is more than two or three, but not many

spread

noun

a number of different things

stock

noun

the total amount of something that is available for people to use

stream

noun

a continuous flow of liquid or gas

stream

noun

a continuous flow of people or things

supply

noun

an amount or quantity of something that is available to use

throughput

noun

the amount of work, people, or things that a system deals with in a particular period

tolerance

noun

the amount by which the size of a part of a machine can be different from the standard size before it prevents the machine from operating correctly

unit

noun

a standard quantity used for measuring something

usage

noun

the amount of something that you use

volume

noun

an amount of something

wastage

noun

the amount of something that is wasted

whack

noun

an amount of something, usually money

worth

noun

an amount measured by the time it lasts

yield

noun

an amount of something that is produced

certain of

several specific people or things belonging to a larger group

two-ply/three-ply etc

used as a measurement of the number of strands in wool, rope, string etc

your ration of something

someone’s ration of something such as bad luck is the amount that they are likely to have in their life

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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