verb (used with object), quan·ti·fied, quan·ti·fy·ing.

  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).


  1. not capable of being quantified

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

  1. to discover or express the quantity of
  2. logic to specify the quantity of (a term) by using a quantifier, such as all, some, or no

adj.1888, from un- + quantifiable (see quantify). Related: Unquantifiably. v.1840, from Medieval Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus “as much,” correlative pronomial adjective (see quantity) + facere “to make” (see factitious). Literal sense of “determine the quantity of, measure” is from 1878. Related: Quantified; quantifying.

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