Quantity vs. Unit

Quantity vs. Unit — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Quantity and Unit

Quantitynoun

A specified or indefinite number or amount

shipped a large quantity of books.sells quantities of paper to publishers.

Unitnoun

An individual, group, structure, or other entity regarded as an elementary structural or functional constituent of a whole.

Quantitynoun

A considerable amount or number

sells drugs wholesale and in quantity.

Unitnoun

A group regarded as a distinct entity within a larger group.

Quantitynoun

An exact amount or number

the quantity of material recycled in a month.

Unitnoun

A mechanical part or module.

Quantitynoun

The measurable or countable property or aspect of things

Arithmetic deals with quantity.

Unitnoun

An entire apparatus or the equipment that performs a specific function.

Quantitynoun

(Mathematics) Something that serves as the object of an operation.

Unitnoun

A precisely specified quantity in terms of which the magnitudes of other quantities of the same kind can be stated.

Quantitynoun

(Linguistics) The relative amount of time needed to pronounce a vowel, consonant, or syllable.

Unitnoun

(Medicine) The quantity of a vaccine, serum, drug, or other agent necessary to produce a specific effect.

Quantitynoun

The duration of a syllable in quantitative verse.

Unitnoun

A fixed amount of scholastic study used as a basis for calculating academic credits, usually measured in hours of classroom instruction or laboratory work.

Quantitynoun

(Logic) The exact character of a proposition in reference to its universality, singularity, or particularity.

Unitnoun

A section of an academic course focusing on a selected theme

a unit on Native Americans.

Quantitynoun

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.

You have to choose between quantity and quality.

Unitnoun

The number immediately to the left of the decimal point in the Arabic numeral system.

Quantitynoun

An indefinite amount of something.

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.Olive oil can be used practically in any quantity.

Unitnoun

The lowest positive whole number; one.

Quantitynoun

A specific measured amount.

This bag would normally costs $497.50 for a quantity of 250, at a price of $1.99 per piece.Generally it should not be used in a quantity larger than 15 percent.

Unitnoun

An element of a ring with a multiplicative inverse.

Quantitynoun

A considerable measure or amount.

The Boeing P-26A was the first all-metal monoplane fighter produced in quantity for the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Unitnoun

(mathematics) Oneness, singularity, seen as a component of a whole number; a magnitude of one.

Quantitynoun

(metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.

Unitnoun

(sciences) A standard measure of a quantity.

The centimetre is a unit of length.

Quantitynoun

(mathematics) Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.

x plus y quantity squared equals x squared plus 2xy plus y squared.

Unitnoun

The number one.

Quantitynoun

how much there is of something that you can quantify

Unitnoun

An organized group comprising people and/or equipment.

He was a member of a special police unit.

Quantitynoun

an adequate or large amount;

he had a quantity of ammunition

Unitnoun

A member of a military organization.

The fifth tank brigade moved in with 20 units. (i.e., 20 tanks)

Quantitynoun

something that has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

Unitnoun

Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organization.

Unitnoun

An organization title of a subdivision of a group in a task force.

Unitnoun

A standard or basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued, or detailed. In this meaning, also called unit of issue.

Unitnoun

With regard to Reserve Components of the Armed Forces, denotes a Selected Reserve unit organized, equipped, and trained for mobilization to serve on active duty as a unit or to augment or be augmented by another unit. Headquarters and support functions without wartime missions are not considered units.

Unitnoun

(algebra) The identity element, neutral element.

Unitnoun

(algebra) An element having an inverse, an invertible element; an associate of the unity.

Unitnoun

(category theory) In an adjunction, a natural transformation from the identity functor of the domain of the left adjoint functor to the composition of the right adjoint functor with the left adjoint functor.

Unitnoun

(geology) A volume of rock or ice of identifiable origin and age range that is defined by the distinctive and dominant, easily mapped and recognizable petrographic, lithologic or paleontologic features (facies) that characterize it.

Unitnoun

(commerce) An item which may be sold singly.

We shipped nearly twice as many units this month as last month.

Unitnoun

(UK) A unit of alcohol.

Unitnoun

One kilowatt-hour (as recorded on an electricity meter).

Unitnoun

a measure of housing equivalent to the living quarters of one household; an apartment where a group of apartments is contained in one or more multi-storied buildings or a group of dwellings is in one or more single storey buildings, usually arranged around a driveway.

Unitnoun

(historical) A gold coin of the reign of James I, worth twenty shillings.

Unitnoun

A work unit.

Unitnoun

A physically large person.

Unitadjective

For each unit.

We have to keep our unit costs down if we want to make a profit.

Unitadjective

(mathematics) Having a size or magnitude of one.

Unitnoun

any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange;

the dollar is the United States unit of currencya unit of wheat is a bushelchange per unit volume

Unitnoun

an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole;

the reduced the number of units and installationsthe word is a basic linguistic unit

Unitnoun

an organization regarded as part of a larger social group;

the coach said the offensive unit did a good jobafter the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit

Unitnoun

a single undivided whole;

an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another

Unitnoun

a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else;

units of nucleic acids

Unitnoun

an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity;

how big is that part compared to the whole?the team is a unit