Qualm"ish*ly, adv. Qualm"ish*ness, n.
(Quam"ash) n. (Bot.) See Camass.
(Quam"o*clit) n. [Gr. a bean + to bend, to slope.] (Bot.) Formerly, a genus of plants including
the cypress vine (Quamoclit vulgaris, now called Ipoma Quamoclit). The genus is now merged in Ipoma.
(Quan"da*ry) n.; pl. Quandaries [Prob. fr. OE. wandreth adversity, perplexity, Icel. wandræði
difficulty, trouble, fr. vandr difficult.] A state of difficulty or perplexity; doubt; uncertainty.
(Quan"da*ry), v. t. To bring into a state of uncertainty, perplexity, or difficulty. [Obs.] Otway.
(Quan"dong) n. (Bot.) The edible drupaceous fruit of an Australian tree (Fusanus acuminatus)
of the Sandalwood family; called also quandang.
(Quan"dy) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoöl.) The old squaw. [Local, U. S.]
(Quan"net) n. A flat file having the handle at one side, so as to be used like a plane.
(Quant) n. A punting pole with a broad flange near the end to prevent it from sinking into the
mud; a setting pole.
(Quan"tic) n. [L. quantus how much. See Quantity.] (Math.) A homogeneous algebraic function
of two or more variables, in general containing only positive integral powers of the variables, and called
quadric, cubic, quartic, etc., according as it is of the second, third, fourth, fifth, or a higher degree.
These are further called binary, ternary, quaternary, etc., according as they contain two, three, four,
or more variables; thus, the quantic is a binary cubic.
(Quan`ti*fi*ca"tion) n. [See Quantity.] Modification by a reference to quantity; the introduction
of the element of quantity.
The quantification of the predicate belongs in part to Sir William Hamilton; viz., in its extension to negative
(Quan"ti*fy) v. t. [L. quantus now much + -fy.] To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to
fix or express the quantity of; to rate.
Quantitative analysis (Chem.), analysis which determines the amount or quantity of each ingredient
of a substance, by weight or by volume; contrasted with qualitative analysis.
(Quan"ti*ta*tive) a. [Cf. F. quantitatif.] Relating to quantity. Quan"ti*ta*tive*ly, adv.
(Quan"ti*tive) a. [See Quantity.] Estimable according to quantity; quantitative. Sir K. Digby.
(Quan"ti*tive*ly), adv. So as to be measurable by quantity; quantitatively.
(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