|Origin:||quantité, from Latin quantitas, from quantus 'how much'|
quan‧ti‧ty S3 W2 plural quantities
1 [uncountable and countable]
an amount of something that can be counted or measured ! Do not say 'a big quantity'. Say a large quantity.
The police also found a quantity of ammunition in the flat.
Add 50 grams of butter, and the same quantity of sugar.
a large/small/vast etc quantity of something
He had consumed a large quantity of alcohol.
Huge quantities of oil were spilling into the sea.
in large/small/sufficient etc quantities
Buy vegetables in small quantities, for your immediate use.
Your work has improved in quantity and quality this term.
the large amount of something:
The sheer quantity of text meant that people did not read the whole of their newspaper.