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## quantity |

5 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Square \Square\, a. 1. (Geom.) Having four equal sides and four right angles; as a square figure. 2. Forming a right angle; as a square corner. 3. Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as a man of a square frame. 4. Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just She's a most truimphant lady, if report be square to her --Shak. 5. Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing. 6. Even leaving no balance; as to make or leave the accounts square. 7. Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous. By Heaven, square eaters. More meat, I say --Beau. & Fl 8. (Naut.) At right angles with the mast or the keel, and parallel to the horizon; -- said of the yards of a square-rigged vessel when they are so braced. Note: Square is often used in self-explaining compounds or combination, as in square-built, square-cornered, square-cut, square-nosed, etc {Square foot}, an area equal to that of a square the sides of which are twelwe inches; 144 square inches. {Square knot}, a knot in which the terminal and standing parts are parallel to each other a reef knot. See Illust. under {Knot}. {Square measure}, the measure of a superficies or surface which depends on the length and breadth taken conjointly. The units of square measure are squares whose sides are the linear measures; as square inches, square feet, square meters, etc {Square number}. See {square}, n., 6. {Square root of a number} or {quantity} (Math.), that number or quantity which multiplied by itself produces the given number or quantity. {Square sail} (Naut.), a four-sided sail extended upon a yard suspended by the middle; sometimes the foresail of a schooner set upon a yard; also a cutter's or sloop's sail boomed out See Illust. of {Sail}. {Square stern} (Naut.), a stern having a transom and joining the counter timbers at an angle, as distinguished from a round stern, which has no transom. {Three-square}, {Five-square}, etc., having three five etc., equal sides; as a three-square file. {To get square with}, to get even with to pay off [Colloq.] From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Quantity \Quan"ti*ty\, v. t. [L. quantus now much + -fy.] To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or express the quantity of to rate. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Quantity \Quan"ti*ty\, n.; pl {Quantities}. [F. quantite, L. quantitas fr quantus bow great, how much akin to quam bow, E. how who See {Who}.] 1. 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. Hence in specific uses: a (Logic) The extent or extension of a general conception, that is the number of species or individuals to which it may be applied; also its content or comprehension, that is the number of its constituent qualities, attributes, or relations. b (Gram.) The measure of a syllable; that which determines the time in which it is pronounced; as the long or short quantity of a vowel or syllable. c (Mus.) The relative duration of a tone. 2. That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially (Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable. Note: Quantity is discrete when it is applied to separate objects, as in number; continuous, when the parts are connected, either in succession, as in time, motion, etc., or in extension, as by the dimensions of space, viz., length, breadth, and thickness. 3. 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. The quantity of extensive and curious information which he had picked up during many months of desultory, but not unprofitable, study. --Macaulay. {Quantity of estate} (Law), its time of continuance, or degree of interest, as in fee, for life, or for years. --Wharton (Law Dict. ) {Quantity of matter}, in a body, its mass, as determined by its weight, or by its momentum under a given velocity. {Quantity of motion} (Mech.), in a body, the relative amount of its motion, as measured by its momentum, varying as the product of mass and velocity. {Known quantities} (Math.), quantities whose values are given {Unknown quantities} (Math.), quantities whose values are sought. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Imaginary \Im*ag"i*na*ry\, a. [L. imaginarius: cf F. imaginaire.] Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal. Wilt thou add to all the griefs I suffer Imaginary ills and fancied tortures? --Addison. {Imaginary calculus} See under {Calculus}. {Imaginary expression} or {quantity} (Alg.), an algebraic expression which involves the impossible operation of taking the square root of a negative quantity; as [root]-9, a + b [root]-1. {Imaginary points}, {lines}, {surfaces}, etc (Geom.), points, lines, surfaces, etc., imagined to exist, although by reason of certain changes of a figure they have in fact ceased to have a real existence. Syn: Ideal; fanciful; chimerical; visionary; fancied; unreal; illusive. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: quantity n 1: how much there is of something that you can measure [syn: {measure}, {amount}, {quantum}] 2: an adequate or large amount; "he had a quantity of ammunition" 3: something that has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

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