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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quan′tum the`ory(n.)

  1. a theory for predicting the discrete energy states of atoms and of radiation.

    Category: Physics

  2. any theory that describes a force or field using the methods of quantum mechanics:

    a quantum theory of gravitation.

    Category: Physics

Origin of quantum theory:

1910–15

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quantum theory(noun)

    (physics) a physical theory that certain properties occur only in discrete amounts (quanta)

Wiktionary

  1. quantum theory(Noun)

    A theory developed in early 20th century, according to which nuclear and radiation phenomena can be explained by assuming that energy only occurs in discrete amounts called quanta. In current usage quantum theory may refer to any or all of the following, depending on the context:

Freebase

  1. Quantum Theory

    Quantum Theory, is a third-person shooter video game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is developed by Team Tachyon and published by Tecmo. The game was released in September 2010. The game centers around two characters named Syd and Filena who must fight through a "living tower". The game features a cover system that constantly adds and removes cover.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Quantum Theory

    The theory that the radiation and absorption of energy take place in definite quantities called quanta (E) which vary in size and are defined by the equation E=hv in which h is Planck's constant and v is the frequency of the radiation.

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