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EN[əˈmaʊnt] [-aʊnt]
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    Definition of amount in English Dictionary

  • NounPLamounts
    1. The total, aggregate or sum of material (not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items in standard English).
      1. The amount of atmospheric pollution threatens a health crisis. ‎
    2. A quantity or volume.
      1. Pour a small amount of water into the dish. ‎
      2. The dogs need different amounts of food. ‎
    3. (nonstandard, sometimes proscribed) The number (the sum) of elements in a set.
    4. VerbSGamountsPRamountingPT, PPamounted
      1. VI (followed by to) To total or evaluate.
        1. It amounts to three dollars and change.
      2. VI (followed by to) To be the same as or equivalent to.
        1. He was a pretty good student, but never amounted to much professionally.
        2. His response amounted to gross insubordination
      3. OBS VI To go up; to ascend.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time. — Microsoft Corp, Use Hibernate and Standby to Conserve Batteries (2001)
          • Given the power under a certain significance level, we can also calculate the noncentrality parameter τ 2 , which indicates the amount of difference that a test could detect.
          • It is worth noting that subjects invest considerable amounts of time on the noncrucial turns (i.e. on average about 16 seconds), but these investments have no payoff.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • If they would've made Gex 2 with the same style as the original, instead of crappifying it a la Crash Bandicoot, it would've sold huge amounts.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en amounts
          2. en amounted
          3. en amounteth
          4. en amounting
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of amount for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "amount" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
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