indefinite quantity

Definitions of indefinite quantity

n an estimated quantity

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addition, gain, increase
a quantity that is added
the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
the quantity broken
(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
the quantity that a container will hold
footstep, pace, step, stride
the distance covered by a step
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')
the amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation
(medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
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
the amount that has spilled
the amount that has spoiled
the quantity contained in (or the capacity of) a tank or tanks
the amount that a container (as a wine bottle or tank) lacks of being full
an amount needed to restore something to its former level
an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
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
an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate
load, loading
a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time
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
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
a substantial amount
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
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
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
a small distance
step, stone's throw
a short distance
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
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
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
the quantity of cargo or the number of passengers that a bus can carry
can, canful
the quantity contained in a can
the quantity that a cap will hold
the quantity that a car will hold
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
as many or as much as a hat will hold
the quantity of information that a head will hold
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
the quantity that can be held in the lap
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
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
the quantity a pocket will hold
pot, potful
the quantity contained in a pot
the quantity a room will hold
sack, sackful
the quantity contained in a sack
scoop, scoopful
the quantity a scoop will hold
the amount that a shelf will hold
the amount that a shoe will hold
shovel, shovelful, spadeful
the quantity a shovel can hold
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
a small quantity of anything
handful, smattering
a small number or amount
a small indefinite number
drib, driblet, drop
a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
a small measure (usually of food)
quantity that can be carried by a train
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
a small amount (especially of a drink)
hint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinge, touch
a slight but appreciable amount
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
an infinite quantity
maximum, upper limit
the largest possible quantity
a large distance
billion, gazillion, jillion, million, trillion, zillion
a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
a great amount or extent
a large indefinite number
a large or extra supply of something
ocean, sea
anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
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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