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
Perhaps the desire to quantify is going too far here.
A difficult one to quantify is the fundraisers where you pays your money and, say, get a meal.
Finally, there is another issue, also hard to quantify, that is both psychic and financial: economic sentiment.
MIKE PESCA: It's hard to quantify, which is especially frustrating given who we're talking about, but the baseball stat gurus loved "Moneyball" from the moment it was published in 2003.
The first way that we're trying to quantify is to see if the users are interested in using the recommendations that come out of the algorithm.
So science can accurately measure and analyse the nature of the radio waves along which are transmitted jazz or rock, but cannot definitively 'quantify' their qualitative differences.
I am sure you would come back and pontificate some more but let me give you credit for at least trying to "quantify" your analysis, as simplistic and flawed as it was ...
But there is a way to try to "quantify" politics and that is through public opinion surveys.
All that said, it would be interesting to see the offensive and defensive rankings of the eventual Super Bowl champions to try and quantify which is more important.
The council was aware of Zimbabwe's dire economic situation and they wanted to "quantify" it, he said.