from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To determine or express the quantity of.
- transitive v. Logic To limit the variables of (a proposition) by prefixing an operator such as all or some.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To assign a quantity to.
- v. To determine the value of (a variable or expression).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to determine, fix or express the quantity of; to rate.
- transitive v. To make explicit the quantity of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To determine the quantity of; modify or determine with regard to quantity; mark with the sign of quantity: as, to quantify a syllable or a verse: more especially a term in logic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. express as a number or measure or quantity
- v. use as a quantifier
Medieval Latin quantificāre : Latin quantus, how great; see quantity + Latin -ficāre, -fy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin quantificare (introduced by Sir William Hamilton in logic) (Wiktionary)