I found the abbreviation "QTY" in an assay (not essay!😊). Can you tell me the meaning of this abbreviation? How can I paraphrase/explain it into ordinary words?

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QTY is the abbreviation for Quantity. You can check it here 👉 https://www.dictionary.com/browse/qty You can simply write it as quantity. Hope it helped 😊

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  • While it is easy to see how qty could be used as an abbreviation for quantity, it seems very odd that somebody who wanted to use it for that purpose would write it in all capitals, which is what the OP encountered.
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    Commented May 30 at 14:37

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