1. Noun.  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.
  2. Noun.  An indefinite amount of something.
  3. Noun.  A specific measured amount.
  4. Noun.  A considerable measure or amount.
  5. Noun.  (metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.
  6. Noun.  (mathematics) Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.

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