In Latin it is where we can find the etymological origin of the word quantify that now concerns us. It is a term that is the result of the sum of two components of that language:
• “Quantum”, which can be translated as “how much”.
• The verb "facere", which is synonymous with "doing".
Quantify is a verb which refers to the action of enunciating a quantity . The quantitative , therefore, consists in the expression of a magnitude through numbers . For example: "Gulotti says his commercial trip to Africa was a success, but still does not quantify his achievements", "Could you quantify how much material we need to repair this room?", "By not quantifying the losses, we still don't know how many employees we will have to fire".
When a person quantifies something, he is translating or converting some phenomenon into concrete values . It is not the same to say a "Deputy earns a lot of money" what “A deputy earns 45,000 pesos per month”. The first expression could be considered as qualitative , while the second is clearly quantitative.
In everyday life, we need to quantify quantities at all times. If we go to a greengrocer, we usually do not ask "A little potato" or "Enough apples", but we request "Two kilograms of potatoes" and "Five apples", to cite a possibility. This same quantification allows the greengrocer to charge us according to the weight of the merchandise acquired.
Within the medical field, we have to establish that there is what is called quantifying proteins. It is a method for the analysis of proteins from biological samples and that focuses especially on what would be the study of the so-called plasma proteins.
Specifically, we can say that among the most significant methods of this type that exist are the Biuret method, the Lowry method or the so-called turbidimetry.
Another area where the word in question is used is that of construction. And it is that in this one talks about quantifying materials of works to refer to the process in which, based on the reforms that are going to be undertaken and the space where it is going to work, the count of all the materials that are going to be carried out is carried out They are necessary in this regard.
Likewise, in the field of the judicial and legal sectors, the material and moral damages that a person has suffered while being the victim of an accident, medical negligence or aggression are also quantified. Once quantified, that citizen will be compensated for the suffering, physical and mental, that he has been able to suffer from the exposed events.
By quantifying, on the other hand, it is possible to base a opinion . A singer can be defined as "successful" and quantify this success by expressing that he sold 200,000 records and gathered more than half a million people on his last tour. Similarly, a journalist can deny a football coach who claimed to have done a good campaign with his team, by quantifying the performance of his team (who played twenty games, won three, drew eight and lost nine).