definite quantity

Definitions of definite quantity
  1. noun
    a specific measure of amount
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    absolute value, numerical value
    a real number regardless of its sign
    acid value
    (chemistry) the amount of free acid present in fat as measured by the milligrams of potassium hydroxide needed to neutralize it
    chlorinity
    a measure of the quantity of chlorine or other halides in water (especially seawater)
    number
    a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    quire
    a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets
    ream
    a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires
    solubility
    the quantity of a particular substance that can dissolve in a particular solvent (yielding a saturated solution)
    toxicity
    the degree to which something is poisonous
    unit, unit of measurement
    any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    arity
    the number of arguments that a function can take
    co-ordinate, coordinate
    a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
    folio, page number, pagination, paging
    the system of numbering pages
    cytotoxicity
    the degree to which something is toxic to living cells
    measuring block, measuring unit
    a unit of measurement
    denier
    a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon
    diopter, dioptre
    a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists
    carat, karat, kt
    the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
    decimal
    a number in the decimal system
    constant
    a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
    oxidation number, oxidation state
    the degree of oxidation of an atom or ion or molecule; for simple atoms or ions the oxidation number is equal to the ionic charge
    cardinality
    (mathematics) the number of elements in a set or group (considered as a property of that grouping)
    count
    the total number counted
    factor
    any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
    Fibonacci number
    a number in the Fibonacci sequence
    prime, prime quantity
    a number that has no factor but itself and 1
    composite number
    an integer that is divisible without remainder by at least one positive integer other than itself and one
    score
    a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
    record
    the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had
    compound number
    a quantity expressed in two different units
    no., ordinal, ordinal number
    the number designating place in an ordered sequence
    cardinal, cardinal number
    the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
    base, radix
    (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
    floating-point number
    a number represented in floating-point notation
    fixed-point number
    a number represented in fixed-point notation
    atomic number
    the order of an element in Mendeleyev's table of the elements; equal to the number of protons in the nucleus or electrons in the neutral state of an atom of an element
    baryon number
    a number equal to the difference between the number of baryons and the number of antibaryons in any subatomic structure; it is conserved in all types of particle interactions
    quota
    a prescribed number
    absorption unit
    a unit for measuring absorption
    acceleration unit
    a unit for measuring acceleration
    angular unit
    a unit of measurement for angles
    area unit, square measure
    a system of units used to measure areas
    capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit
    a unit of measurement of volume or capacity
    computer memory unit
    a unit for measuring computer memory
    electromagnetic unit, emu
    any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
    explosive unit
    any unit for measuring the force of explosions
    force unit
    a unit of measurement of physical force
    linear measure, linear unit
    a unit of measurement of length
    metric, metric unit
    a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
    miles per gallon
    the distance traveled in a vehicle powered by one gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel
    monetary unit
    a unit of money
    MFLOP, megaflop, million floating point operations per second
    (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
    teraflop, trillion floating point operations per second
    (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
    MIPS, million instructions per second
    (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system)
    pain unit
    a unit measuring the intensity of pain
    pressure unit
    a unit measuring force per unit area
    printing unit
    a unit of measurement for printing
    sound unit
    any acoustic unit of measurement
    telephone unit
    a unit of measurement for telephone use
    temperature unit
    a unit of measurement for temperature
    weight, weight unit
    a unit used to measure weight
    mass unit
    a unit of measurement for mass
    unit of viscosity
    a unit of measurement for viscosity
    energy unit, heat unit, work unit
    a unit of measurement for work
    langley
    unit of solar radiation
    Brinell number
    measure of the hardness of a material
    point
    the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
    bit
    a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states
    electrostatic unit
    any of various units of electricity based on forces of interaction between electric charges
    linage, lineage
    the number of lines in a piece of printed material
    natural number
    the number 1 and any other number obtained by adding 1 to it repeatedly
    integer, whole number
    any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero
    addend
    a number that is added to another number (the augend)
    augend
    a number to which another number (the addend) is added
    minuend
    the number from which the subtrahend is subtracted
    subtrahend
    the number to be subtracted from the minuend
    difference, remainder
    the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
    complex number, complex quantity, imaginary, imaginary number
    (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
    modulus
    the absolute value of a complex number
    second power, square
    the product of two equal terms
    cube, third power
    the product of three equal terms
    biquadrate, biquadratic, fourth power, quartic
    an algebraic equation of the fourth degree
    root
    a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
    dividend
    a number to be divided by another number
    divisor
    the number by which a dividend is divided
    quotient
    the number obtained by division
    remainder
    the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor
    multiplier, multiplier factor
    the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied
    multiplicand
    the number that is multiplied by the multiplier
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    amount, measure, quantity
    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
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