indefinite quantity

Definitions of indefinite quantity
  1. noun
    an estimated quantity
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    addition, gain, increase
    a quantity that is added
    bag
    the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    breakage
    the quantity broken
    capacity
    (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive
    catch, haul
    the quantity that was caught
    correction, fudge factor
    a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
    containerful
    the quantity that a container will hold
    footstep, pace, step, stride
    the distance covered by a step
    headspace
    the volume left at the top of a filled container (bottle or jar or tin) before sealing
    large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
    limit, limitation
    the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
    limit, limit point, point of accumulation
    the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
    output, production, yield
    the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
    neighborhood, region
    the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')
    outage
    the amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation
    reserve
    (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
    run
    the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
    small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
    spillage
    the amount that has spilled
    spoilage
    the amount that has spoiled
    tankage
    the quantity contained in (or the capacity of) a tank or tanks
    ullage
    the amount that a container (as a wine bottle or tank) lacks of being full
    top-up
    an amount needed to restore something to its former level
    worth
    an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    skinful
    a quantity of alcoholic drink sufficient to make you drunk
    dosage, dose
    the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
    load
    an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate
    load, loading
    a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
    precipitation
    the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time
    supply
    an amount of something available for use
    helping, portion, serving
    an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
    mouthful, taste
    a small amount eaten or drunk
    extremum, peak
    the most extreme possible amount or value
    ha'p'orth, halfpennyworth
    the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny
    penn'orth, pennyworth
    the amount that can be bought for a penny
    accretion
    something contributing to growth or increase
    formatted capacity
    (computer science) the usable capacity of a disk drive; the amount of space that is left after the sector headings and boundary definitions and timing information have been added by formatting the disk
    unformatted capacity
    (computer science) the total number of bytes on a disk including the space that will be required to format it
    chunk
    a substantial amount
    cutoff
    a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated
    pick, picking
    the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    pulmonary reserve
    the additional volume of air that the lungs can inhale and exhale when breathing to the limit of capacity in times of stress
    crumb
    a very small quantity of something
    dab, splash, splatter
    a small quantity of something moist or liquid
    bit, spot
    a small piece or quantity of something
    hair, hair's-breadth, hairsbreadth, whisker
    a very small distance or space
    modicum
    a small or moderate or token amount
    scattering, sprinkling
    a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
    shoe string, shoestring
    a small amount of money
    spray, spraying
    a quantity of small objects flying through the air
    nose
    a small distance
    step, stone's throw
    a short distance
    little
    a small amount or duration
    schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik
    (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    shade, tad
    a slight amount or degree of difference
    lower limit, minimum
    the smallest possible quantity
    armful
    the quantity that can be contained in the arms
    bag, bagful
    the quantity that a bag will hold
    barrel, barrelful
    the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
    barrow, barrowful
    the quantity that a barrow will hold
    barnful
    the quantity that a barn will hold
    basin, basinful
    the quantity that a basin will hold
    basket, basketful
    the quantity contained in a basket
    bin, binful
    the quantity contained in a bin
    bottle, bottleful
    the quantity contained in a bottle
    bowl, bowlful
    the quantity contained in a bowl
    box, boxful
    the quantity contained in a box
    bucket, bucketful
    the quantity contained in a bucket
    busload
    the quantity of cargo or the number of passengers that a bus can carry
    can, canful
    the quantity contained in a can
    capful
    the quantity that a cap will hold
    carful
    the quantity that a car will hold
    cartload
    the quantity that a cart holds
    carton, cartonful
    the quantity contained in a carton
    case, caseful
    the quantity contained in a case
    cask, caskful
    the quantity a cask will hold
    crate, crateful
    the quantity contained in a crate
    cup, cupful
    the quantity a cup will hold
    dish, dishful
    the quantity that a dish will hold
    dustpan, dustpanful
    the quantity that a dustpan will hold
    flask, flaskful
    the quantity a flask will hold
    glass, glassful
    the quantity a glass will hold
    fistful, handful
    the quantity that can be held in the hand
    hatful
    as many or as much as a hat will hold
    headful
    the quantity of information that a head will hold
    houseful
    as many as a house will accommodate
    jar, jarful
    the quantity contained in a jar
    jug, jugful
    the quantity contained in a jug
    keg, kegful
    the quantity contained in a keg
    kettle, kettleful
    the quantity a kettle will hold
    lapful
    the quantity that can be held in the lap
    mouthful
    the quantity that can be held in the mouth
    mug, mugful
    the quantity that can be held in a mug
    pail, pailful
    the quantity contained in a pail
    pipeful
    the quantity of tobacco that can be smoked in a pipe at one time
    pitcher, pitcherful
    the quantity contained in a pitcher
    plate, plateful
    the quantity contained in a plate
    pocketful
    the quantity a pocket will hold
    pot, potful
    the quantity contained in a pot
    roomful
    the quantity a room will hold
    sack, sackful
    the quantity contained in a sack
    scoop, scoopful
    the quantity a scoop will hold
    shelfful
    the amount that a shelf will hold
    shoeful
    the amount that a shoe will hold
    shovel, shovelful, spadeful
    the quantity a shovel can hold
    skepful
    the quantity a skep can hold
    spoon, spoonful
    as much as a spoon will hold
    tablespoon, tablespoonful
    as much as a tablespoon will hold
    dessertspoon, dessertspoonful
    as much as a dessert spoon will hold
    tank, tankful
    as much as a tank will hold
    teacup, teacupful
    as much as a teacup will hold
    teaspoon, teaspoonful
    as much as a teaspoon will hold
    thimble, thimbleful
    as much as a thimble will hold
    tub, tubful
    the amount that a tub will hold
    morsel
    a small quantity of anything
    handful, smattering
    a small number or amount
    couple
    a small indefinite number
    drib, driblet, drop
    a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    dollop
    a small measure (usually of food)
    trainload
    quantity that can be carried by a train
    dreg
    a small amount of residue
    diddley, diddly, diddly-squat, diddlysquat, doodly-squat, jack, squat
    a small worthless amount
    nip, shot
    a small drink of liquor
    hint, suggestion, trace
    a just detectable amount
    iota, scintilla, shred, smidge, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, tittle, whit
    a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
    tot
    a small amount (especially of a drink)
    hint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinge, touch
    a slight but appreciable amount
    barrels
    the amount that many barrels might hold
    batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    battalion, large number, multitude, pack, plurality
    a large indefinite number
    all get out, billy-ho, billyo, billyoh
    an unimaginably large amount
    boatload, carload, shipload
    the amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car
    infinitude
    an infinite quantity
    maximum, upper limit
    the largest possible quantity
    mile
    a large distance
    billion, gazillion, jillion, million, trillion, zillion
    a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
    much
    a great amount or extent
    myriad
    a large indefinite number
    reservoir
    a large or extra supply of something
    ocean, sea
    anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    ream
    a large quantity of written matter
    small fortune
    a large sum of money
    dozens, gobs, heaps, lashings, loads, lots, oodles, piles, rafts, scads, scores, slews, stacks, tons, wads
    a large number or amount
    type of:
    amount, measure, quantity
    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
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