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Definition of amount noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    amount

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//əˈmaʊnt//
     
    [countable, uncountable]
     
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  1. 1a sum of money The insurance company will refund any amount due to you. You will receive a bill for the full amount. Small amounts will be paid in cash.
  2. 2amount (of something) (used especially with uncountable nouns) a quantity of something an amount of time/money/information We've had an enormous amount of help from people. The server is designed to store huge amounts of data.
  3. Idioms
    any amount of something
     
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    a large quantity of something There's been any amount of research into the subject.
    no amount of something
     
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    used for saying that something will have no effect No amount of encouragement would make him jump into the pool.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: amount

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