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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Quantity
quantity is that which consists of parts having position in reference to each other, so that the limit of the one is the limit of the next.
quantity, as the first subject of colour is said to be the superficies".
Aristotle's own argument lies in the consideration that length, breadth, and depth are quantities, but are not substances.
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  Online Etymology Dictionary
Meaning "small quantity (of something) from which the general quality (of the whole) may be inferred" (usually in a commercial sense) is recorded from 1428; sense of "specimen for scientific sampling" is from 1878.
Extended sense of "a quantity adopted as a standard of measure" is from 1738.
Meaning "quantity of liquor served to a company at one time" is from 1633; that of "single bout in a fight or boxing match" is from 1812; "single discharge of a firearm" is from 1725.
www.etymonline.com /index.php?search=quantity   (1935 words)

  
 Quantity
Aristotle, in his "Categories" places quantity (with which he deals at length from the logical standpoint in the sixth chapter) first in his enumeration of the nine accidents.
Continuous (geometrical) quantity is that which consists of parts having position in reference to each other, so that the limit of the one is the limit of the next.
Continuous quantity is seen to be, in the philosophy of the School, an attribute and accident of body.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/q/quantity.html   (790 words)

  
 Quantity
Quantity is pure Being, where the mode or character is no longer taken as one with the being itself, but explicitly put as superseded or indifferent.
Quantity, of course, is a stage of the Idea: and as such it must have its due, first as a logical category, and then in the world of objects, natural as well as spiritual.
As for the details of the advance from mere quantity to quantum, it is founded on this: that while in mere quantity the distinction, as a distinction of continuity and discreteness, is at first only implicit, in a quantum the distinction is actually made, so that quantity in general now appears as distinguished or limited.
www.marxists.org /reference/archive/hegel/works/sl/slquant.htm   (4712 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for quantity
The quantity theory was developed in the 17th and 18th centuries by philosophers such as John Locke and David Hume and was...
Some physical and geometric quantities, called scalars, can be fully defined by a single number specifying their magnitude in suitable units of measure (e.g., mass in grams, temperature in degrees, time in seconds).
The psychological unreality of quantity sensitivity in Spanish: experimental evidence.
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 Quantity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some quantities are such by their inner nature (as number), while others are functioning as states (properties, dimensions, attributes) of things such as heavy and light, long and short, broad and narrow, small and great, or much and little.
Along with analyzing its nature and classification, the issues of quantity involve such closely related topics as the relation of magnitudes and multitudes, dimensionality, equality, proportion, the measurements of quantities, the units of measurements, number and numbering systems, the types of numbers and their relations to each other as numerical ratios.
Two magnitudes of a continuous quantity stand in relation to one another as a ratio, which is a real number.
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 History of Quantity Surveying in South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Quantity surveyors are the financial consultants of the construction industry whose training and experience qualify them to advise on cost and contractual arrangements and to prepare contract documents.
Quantity surveyors possess knowledge and expertise in the fields of costs and contracts which equip them to prepare valuations for fire insurance, to advise in the settlement of insurance claims and to be called as expert witnesses or act as arbitrators in any court or arbitration on building disputes.
The quantity surveyor emerged in England at the beginning of the nineteenth century, although the firm of Henry Cooper and Sons of Reading was established as early as 1785.
www.asaqs.co.za /public/history.html   (1019 words)

  
 Analysis Pattern: Quantity
Furthermore more the quantities should be intelligent about addition and subtraction: at the least preventing you from adding 6 feet to 180 pounds.
One of the most useful behaviors you can give to quantities is to provide printing and parsing methods that allow you easily produce strings and to produce a quantity from a string.
Indeed using the getters on quantity should always spark a thought in your mind as to whether there is a better way.
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 BIPM - quantity symbols and unit symbols
Just as the quantity symbol should not imply any particular choice of unit, the unit symbol should not be used to provide specific information about the quantity, and should never be the sole source of information on the quantity.
Units are never qualified by further information about the nature of the quantity; any extra information on the nature of the quantity should be attached to the quantity symbol and not to the unit symbol.
Even when the value of a quantity is used as an adjective, a space is left between the numerical value and the unit symbol.
www.bipm.org /en/si/si_brochure/chapter5/5-3-2.html   (821 words)

  
 The Quantity Theory of Money
The story of the Quantity Theory then runs like this: since V and T are fixed and M is exogenous, then an increase in the supply of money will lead to an exactly proportionate increase in the price level.
This is the restatement of the Quantity Theory.
Early Quantity Theorists, as the case of Mill shows, they did attempt to grapple with arguments of disparities of distribution, sectoral excess capacity and financial intermediaries.
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 Calculating Hazardous Waste Quantity - Superfund, US EPA
Similarly, if the hazardous wastestream quantity is either not available or not adequately determined and the source in question is not the unallocated source, then Tier C (Volume) information is used, whenever available.
Once the source hazardous waste quantity value has been evaluated for each source or area of observed contamination (including as applicable, the unallocated source), the hazardous waste quantity value is calculated as the rounded sum of the source (or area of observed contamination) values and assigned a factor value using Table 2-6.
If neither the quantity of 1,2-DCE nor the quantity of wastewater were adequately determined, then Tier C or Tier D would be evaluated based on the information available on the dimensions of the lagoon.
www.epa.gov /oerrpage/superfund/resources/hrstrain/htmain/5quan.htm   (2669 words)

  
 Semantic Aspects of Quantity
The process of assigning size to an adjectival quantity described by a count noun is an act we normally call counting, while the process of assigning size to some attribute of an entity described by a mass noun is the process we normally call measurement.
Not apparent from the structure of continuous adjectival quantity, but nonetheless central to the measurement act is the need for a judgment to be made about the adequacy of the precision for the context at hand.
In this case, when the referents of the two quantities are disjoint and there exists a superordinate class to which both referents belong, we can extend the operation of addition with nominal number to adjectival quantity in a straightforward fashion.
www.gse.harvard.edu /~faculty/schwartz/semantic.htm   (5005 words)

  
 Quantity
expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement; "export wheat without quantitative limitations"; "quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"
If number is an instance of quantity, then "the reciprocal of number" is equal to "number raised to the power ".
If number is an instance of quantity, then is equal to "number*"the reciprocal of number"".
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 MatrixQuantityImpl (Quantity Modeling Language API)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A quantity which contains a set of one or more values which may be described by one or more axis (coordinate) frames.
The alternative quantity must have the same size (number of values) as the parent quantity that it represents.
This method provided for compliance with Quantity interface..atomic quantities don't have more than one location, so it is of little value to use them, if you know you are dealing with an atomic quantity.
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 Indefinite Delivery Contracts: Indefinite Quantity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Quantity limits may be stated as number of units or as dollar values.
To ensure that the contract is binding, the mini-mum quantity must be more than a nominal quantity, but it should not exceed the amount that the Government is fairly certain to order.
The contract may also specify maximum or mini-mum quantities that the Government may order under each task or delivery order and the maximum that it may order during a specific period of time.
www.ntsc.navy.mil /resources/library/acqguide/indef-deliv-indef-quantity.htm   (924 words)

  
 Quantity Pricing
Quantity priced items are identified by the system by the presence of this "##" or a "{" in the first position.
If no quantity pricing table information is found for a product tagged as "quantity priced" then the priceEa value of the item will be used instead of a quantity price.
Quantity level: is the threshold that must be reached or exceeded for the quantity price to apply.
www.cpromptguru.com /JSOFUserMan_QtyPricing.htm   (1255 words)

  
 Quantity Discounts/Economic Order Quantity: new Quantity Discount Analysis buyers save on total cost and receive more ...
However, we should be interested in the total purchase cost (quantity x unit cost), With quantity discounts, the lowest total cost quantity can frequently be a larger quantity than typically bought.
As illustrated in Figure 5, an EOQ Analysis Tool that does not handle quantity discounts will always recommend purchase quantity in the first range, regardless of which unit price is used in determining the EOQ.
The user can test other quantities and their costs versus the recommended quantity Another nice feature is the ability to provide more than one buying alternative when less than two buying periods remain.
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 How To Add Quantity Discounts
It will provide 1 box for the range of quantity to be qualified for a discount.
Check first the level you want the Quantity Discounts to be applied (can NOT be applied at Variant level).
Quantity discounts are applied before customer level and coupon discounts are applied.
www.aspdotnetstorefront.com /manual/html/adding_quantity_discount.htm   (255 words)

  
 Quantity Arithmetic
Physical quantities may be manipulated with basic multiply, division and power operations.
ALADDIN computes, by default, a physical quantity result with units matching the second physical quantity in the arithmetic operation.
You should should carefully note how parentheses are used to bind a unit to a constant, and how the right-to-left evaluation of numerical quantities takes precedence over the unit itself.
www.isr.umd.edu /~austin/aladdin.d/quantity-arith.html   (673 words)

  
 WDNR - Groundwater Coordinating Council Quantity Resources
Because of the current focus and awareness of groundwater quantity issues in Wisconsin, particularly as raised by participants of the Groundwater Summit and Waters of Wisconsin project, this list of reports and electronic documents related to groundwater quantity has been provided by the Groundwater Coordinating Council.
Maps and figures documenting quantity issues in different parts of the state are presented, as well as explanations of important concepts related to water use, recharge, groundwater/surface water interactions and well interference.
The report discusses groundwater quantity problems caused by both natural conditions and human activity, summarizes information on groundwater quantity, discusses management of groundwater quantity and provides options for addressing groundwater quantity issues.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/water/dwg/gcc/gw_quantity_res.htm   (1208 words)

  
 Quantity (Starlink-UK API)
Quantity, abstract super class to match values and units and easily allow developers to manage the units a quantity-style value.
The Quantity class also works with the QuantityPanel GUI component to provide a text entry for a unit that automatically tracks, displays and converts values into a user-settable application wide default unit.
formats the current quantity value in the default units to the specfied decimal accuracy.
star-www.rl.ac.uk /starjava/javadocs/jsky/science/Quantity.html   (893 words)

  
 Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors - What is a QS
Quantity surveyors get their name from the Bill
quantities of materials and labour in a construction
The quantity surveyor is usually involved in assessing
www.aiqs.com.au /What_is_QS/index.htm   (202 words)

  
 Quantity Based Pricing
Incremental Quantity Based Pricing sets the price of one product based upon either the total quantity of that product OR the total quantity of all products in the basket.
Instead of applying one price based upon the quantity total, a different price will be applied to each quantity range.
In this example, prices (set specifically for the quantity of this product only) are $4.00 per item.
www.ashopsoftware.com /help/deluxeus/quantitybasedpricing.htm   (304 words)

  
 Wellmark Pharmacy Quantity Limits
Quantity limits are in place for these drugs to ensure the medication is being used correctly and other treatments are not appropriate.
No special steps are necessary by the physician or member to have these drugs covered as long as the medications are prescribed within the limitations.
If you require one of these drugs in a larger quantity than is allowed, your physician may make a special request for coverage.
www.wellmark.com /products/pharmacy/qty_limits.htm   (315 words)

  
 CompositeQuantityImpl (Quantity Modeling Language API)
It should be unique across all components and quantities within a given document/object tree.
The only restrictions on membership are that a quantity may not "own" itself, and only MatrixQuantities and CompositeQuantiites may have AxisFrames.
Correct dimensionality is when the multiple of the numberOfLocations of all the child axes equal that of the parent size.
home.earthlink.net /~baba-luu/QML/Java/docs/api/net/datamodel/qml/CompositeQuantityImpl.html   (294 words)

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