A Quantity describes “How much” a System performs or consumes.
A Quantity is an Attribute measured in terms of Capacity (*459) or Resources (*199).
A “quantity” is a Type of Attribute which we would not normally call a “Product-Value” (*125)

Alternative Names

Concept Number: *437
English Master: Quantity
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: Product-Value, Resources


Rationale: conventional thinking assumes that qualitative ideas cannot be quantified. We are trying to emphasize that there are at least two kinds of measurable Attributes: Product-Values and quantities. Quantities being the conventional variables of performance and Resources which we conventionally expect to Quantify and to Measure. See [CROSBY97] Alfred W. Crosby, The Measure of Reality. Quantification and Western Society 1250-1600, for a historical perspective of how society gradually absorbs more quantification.


Illustration: none


[Quantity]: System Attribute Class, noun

Domain: System.Attribute.Quantity

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This Concept entered by Kay Dudman.

Created by system. Last Modification: Wednesday 30 of October, 2013 10:46:05 CET by Kai Thomas Gilb.