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Attribute of a phenomenon, body or substance that may be distinguished qualitatively and determined quantitatively.
  1. The term quantity may refer to a quantity in a general sense, for example length, mass, or to a particular quantity, for example length of a particular rod, mass of a specified object.
  2. The term kind-of-quantity refers to the abstract concept of a quantity common to a group of related quantities.
PAC, 1996, 68, 957 (Glossary of terms in quantities and units in Clinical Chemistry (IUPAC-IFCC Recommendations 1996)) on page 987
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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