Quantity vs Countable - What's the difference?
As a noun quantity
is 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.
As a adjective countable is
capable of being counted; having a quantity or a numerical attribute.
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.
An indefinite amount of something.
- You have to choose between quantity and quality.
- 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 .
A specific measured amount.
- Olive oil can be used practically in any quantity .
- This bag would normally costs $497.50 for a quantity of 250, at a price of $1.99 per piece.
A considerable measure or amount.
- Generally it should not be used in a quantity larger than 15 percent.
(metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.
(mathematics) Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.
- The Boeing P-26A was the first all-metal monoplane fighter produced in quantity for the U.S. Army Air Corps.
* 2006 , Jerome E. Kaufmann and Karen Schwitters, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Approach ,
- x plus ''y'' quantity squared equals ''x'' squared plus ''2xy'' plus ''y'' squared .
- For problems 58-67, translate each word phrase into an algebraic expression.
* 2005 , R. Mark Sirkin, Statistics For The Social Sciences ,
- 65. x plus 9, the quantity squared
* 1985 , Serge Lang, Math!: Encounters with High School Students ,
- The second, , read "summation of x, quantity squared," tells us to first add up all the xs to get and then square to get .
- ANN. quantity cubed.
- SERGE LANG. That's right, .
* In mathematics, used to unambiguously orate mathematical equations; it is extremely rare in print, since there is no need for it there.
Capable of being counted; having a quantity.
(mathematics, of a set) Countably infinite; having a bijection with the natural numbers.
(mathematics, of a set) Countably infinite or finite; having a bijection with a subset of the natural numbers.
(grammar, of a noun) Freely usable with the indefinite article and with numbers, and therefore having a plural form.
* (having a bijection with a subset of the natural numbers) denumerable
* (having a bijection with a subset of the natural numbers) finite, countably infinite
* (countably infinite) infinite
* countable set
* countable additivity
* mass noun
* plurale tantum