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# Quantity vs. Unit

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Quantitynoun

A fundamental, generic term used when referring to the measurement (count, amount) of a scalar, vector, number of items or to some other way of denominating the value of a collection or group of items.

âYou have to choose between quantity and quality.â;

Unitnoun

(mathematics) Oneness, singularity, seen as a component of a whole number; a magnitude of one.

Quantitynoun

An indefinite amount of something.

âSome soap making oils are best as base oils, used in a larger quantity in the soap, while other oils are best added in a small quantity.â; âOlive oil can be used practically in any quantity.â;

Unitnoun

(sciences) A standard measure of a quantity.

âThe centimetre is a unit of length.â;

Quantitynoun

A specific measured amount.

âThis bag would normally costs \$497.50 for a quantity of 250, at a price of \$1.99 per piece.â; âGenerally it should not be used in a quantity larger than 15 percent.â;

Unitnoun

The number one.

Quantitynoun

A considerable measure or amount.

âThe Boeing P-26A was the first all-metal monoplane fighter produced in quantity for the U.S. Army Air Corps.â;

Unitnoun

An organized group comprising people and/or equipment.

âHe was a member of a special police unit.â;

Quantitynoun

(metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.

Unitnoun

A member of a military organization.

âThe fifth tank brigade moved in with 20 units. (i.e., 20 tanks)â;

Quantitynoun

(mathematics) Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.

âx plus y quantity squared equals x squared plus 2xy plus y squared.â;

Unitnoun

Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organization.

Quantitynoun

The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being measurable, or capable of increase and decrease, multiplication and division; greatness; and more concretely, that which answers the question "How much?"; measure in regard to bulk or amount; determinate or comparative dimensions; measure; amount; bulk; extent; size.

Unitnoun

An organization title of a subdivision of a group in a task force.

Quantitynoun

That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially (Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable.

Unitnoun

A standard or basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued, or detailed. In this meaning, also called unit of issue.

Quantitynoun

A determinate or estimated amount; a sum or bulk; a certain portion or part; sometimes, a considerable amount; a large portion, bulk, or sum; as, a medicine taken in quantities, that is, in large quantities.

âThe quantity of extensive and curious information which he had picked up during many months of desultory, but not unprofitable, study.â;

Unitnoun

With regard to Reserve Components of the Armed Forces, denotes a Selected Reserve unit organized, equipped, and trained for mobilization to serve on active duty as a unit or to augment or be augmented by another unit. Headquarters and support functions without wartime missions are not considered units.

Quantitynoun

how much there is of something that you can quantify

Unitnoun

(algebra) The identity element, neutral element.

Quantitynoun

âhe had a quantity of ammunitionâ;

Unitnoun

(algebra) An element having an inverse, an invertible element; an associate of the unity.

Quantitynoun

something that has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

Unitnoun

(category theory) In an adjunction, a natural transformation from the identity functor of the domain of the left adjoint functor to the composition of the right adjoint functor with the left adjoint functor.

Quantitynoun

the amount or number of a material or abstract thing not usually estimated by spatial measurement

âthe quantity and quality of the fruit can be controlledâ;

Unitnoun

(geology) A volume of rock or ice of identifiable origin and age range that is defined by the distinctive and dominant, easily mapped and recognizable petrographic, lithologic or paleontologic features (facies) that characterize it.

Quantitynoun

a certain, usually specified, amount or number of something

âif taken in large quantities, the drug can result in liver failureâ; âa small quantity of foodâ;

Unitnoun

(commerce) An item which may be sold singly.

âWe shipped nearly twice as many units this month as last month.â;

Quantitynoun

a considerable number or amount of something

âshe was able to drink quantities of beer without degenerating into gigglesâ; âmany people like to buy in quantityâ;

Unitnoun

(UK) A unit of alcohol.

Quantitynoun

the perceived length of a vowel sound or syllable.

Unitnoun

One kilowatt-hour (as recorded on an electricity meter).

Quantitynoun

a value or component that may be expressed in numbers.

Unitnoun

a measure of housing equivalent to the living quarters of one household; an apartment where a group of apartments is contained in one or more multi-storied buildings or a group of dwellings is in one or more single storey buildings, usually arranged around a driveway.

Quantitynoun

the figure or symbol representing a quantity.

Unitnoun

(historical) A gold coin of the reign of James I, worth twenty shillings.

Quantity

Quantity or amount is a property that can exist as a multitude or magnitude, which illustrate discontinuity and continuity. Quantities can be compared in terms of , , or , or by assigning a numerical value in terms of a unit of measurement.

âmoreâ; âlessâ; âequalâ;

Unitnoun

A work unit.

Unitnoun

A physically large person.

For each unit.

âWe have to keep our unit costs down if we want to make a profit.â;

(mathematics) Having a size or magnitude of one.

Unitnoun

A single thing or person.

Unitnoun

The least whole number; one.

âUnits are the integral parts of any large number.â;

Unitnoun

A gold coin of the reign of James I., of the value of twenty shillings.

Unitnoun

Any determinate amount or quantity (as of length, time, heat, value) adopted as a standard of measurement for other amounts or quantities of the same kind.

Unitnoun

A single thing, as a magnitude or number, regarded as an undivided whole.

Unitnoun

any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange;

âthe dollar is the United States unit of currencyâ; âa unit of wheat is a bushelâ; âchange per unit volumeâ;

Unitnoun

an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole;

âthe reduced the number of units and installationsâ; âthe word is a basic linguistic unitâ;

Unitnoun

an organization regarded as part of a larger social group;

âthe coach said the offensive unit did a good jobâ; âafter the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unitâ;

Unitnoun

a single undivided whole;

âan idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to anotherâ;

Unitnoun

a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else;

âunits of nucleic acidsâ;

Unitnoun

an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity;

âhow big is that part compared to the whole?â; âthe team is a unitâ;