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  • adj. Capable of being quantified.
  • n. Something that can be quantified; a measurable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That may be quantified; that can be measured as a quantity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being quantified


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  • I think human misery is essentially impossible to measure in quantifiable terms, so comparing 1838 to 1898 will likely remain more at the level of discussion and opinion, however, it remains my firm conviction that a society with even well treated slaves is one that requires change, even if the formerly well treated slaves find themselves in a worse situation.

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  • If you want to put it in quantifiable terms, you must integrate the product of a woman’s capacity to attract a mate and her ability to evaluate a mate over the time interval.

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  • In "Hard Times," Dickens dismisses the claim of the utilitarian social scientists to understand man's fate through statistics, as if the quantifiable were the only real "fact" about our lives.

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  • The studies have not been lost on parents who like the idea of quantifiable data. Top EMS News

  • While less quantifiable, that is certainly worth something in dollar terms, and both Boras and the Red Sox know this.


  • · Identification of the preferred alternative and use of some kind of quantifiable process to show why this alternative is the most preferable selection.

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  • I’m sure W. James Antle III has some kind of quantifiable, factual basis for saying that.

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  • He said the company would lose the "advantageous relationships" it has cultivated with its customers, which is "harm that can't be quantifiable."

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  • Across the country, education reformers have been pressing for more rigorous, quantifiable ways to evaluate teachers, and the District's new system is in the vanguard of that movement, even as unions and education experts question its merits.

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  • He remained a marvelous center fielder, though, a rare player whose defensive talents were both evident to the naked eye and, to a degree, quantifiable with statistics.

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