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Topic: MEASUREMENT

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: quantificare, from Latin quantus; QUANTITY

quantify

verb
     
quan‧ti‧fy past tense and past participle quantified, present participle quantifying, third person singular quantifies [transitive]
TM to calculate the value of something and express it as a number or an amount:
an attempt to quantify the region's social and economic decline
difficult/impossible to quantify
The damage caused to the tourist industry is difficult to quantify.
quantifiable adjective:
The cost of unemployment to the government is quite easily quantifiable.
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