tr.v. quan·ti·fied, quan·ti·fy·ing, quan·ti·fies
1. To determine or express the quantity of.
2. Logic To limit the variables of (a proposition) by prefixing an operator such as all or some.
[Medieval Latin quantificāre : Latin quantus, how great; see QUANTITY + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]
quan′ti·fi·cation (-fĭ-kāshən) n.
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