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  1. quantization, quantisationnoun

    the act of dividing into quanta or expressing in terms of quantum theory


  1. quantizationnoun

    The process of approximating a continuous signal by a set of discrete symbols or integer values.

  2. quantizationnoun

    A procedure for constructing a quantum field theory starting from a classical field theory.


  1. quantization

    Quantization is the process of converting or transforming a continuous range of values into a finite range of discrete values. This is often applied in digital signal processing where continuous signals are transformed into digital signals. The process involves not just definite values but intervals of values that are mapped to specific discrete quantities. It is widely used in applications like data compression, digital sampling and analog-to-digital conversion.


  1. Quantization

    In physics, quantization is the process of transition from a classical understanding of physical phenomena to a newer understanding known as "quantum mechanics". It is a procedure for constructing a quantum field theory starting from a classical field theory. This is a generalization of the procedure for building quantum mechanics from classical mechanics. One also speaks of field quantization, as in the "quantization of the electromagnetic field", where one refers to photons as field "quanta". This procedure is basic to theories of particle physics, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum optics. The fundamental notion that a physical property may be "quantized," is referred to as "the hypothesis of quantization". This means that the magnitude can take on only certain discrete values.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quantization in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quantization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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