From Medieval Latin quantificare (introduced by Sir William Hamilton in logic)
quantify (third-person singular simple present quantifies, present participle quantifying, simple past and past participle quantified)
- To assign a quantity to.
- To determine the value of (a variable or expression).
2012 January 1, Robert M. Pringle, “How to Be Manipulative”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 31:
- As in much of biology, the most satisfying truths in ecology derive from manipulative experimentation. Tinker with nature and quantify how it responds.