Adjective "quantifying" definition and examples

(Quantifying may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Express or measure the quantity of.
  1. 'This will enable us to determine whether our reuse/recycling business processes can be quantified in monetary terms.'
  2. 'Fluorescence was quantified in terms of average pixel intensity.'
  3. 'This activation can be quantified by measurement of plasma levels of soluble markers.'
  4. 'Throughout the whole study, seed desiccation tolerance was quantified both in terms of water content and water activity.'
  5. 'The UN's project assumes that a price can be put on the environment and that life can be quantified and measured.'
  6. 'Further study should not only continue to highlight but also quantify the cost to society of this.'
  7. 'On investigation, it turns out that those are the only two targets that are actually quantified and measurable.'
  8. 'These measures enabled researchers to quantify each individual act of violence in each film.'
  9. 'Surface exposure is often quantified using a measure of accessibility of a residue side chain to a solvent molecule.'
  10. 'Vega, our fourth and final risk measure, quantifies risk exposure to implied volatility changes.'
Define the application of (a term or proposition) by the use of all, some, etc., e.g. ‘for all x if x is A then x is B’.
  1. 'A statement that quantifies a variable need not necessarily give the set from which the variable is to be taken.'

More definitions

1. to determine, indicate, or express the quantity of.

2. Logic. to make explicit the quantity of (a proposition).

3. to give quantity to (something regarded as having only quality).

More examples(as adjective)

"transits can be quantifying."


(quantify)Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus ‘how much’.