a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory
(physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)
The total amount of something; quantity.
The amount or quantity observably present, or available.
The smallest possible, and therefore indivisible, unit of a given quantity or quantifiable phenomenon.
Of a change, sudden or discrete, without intermediate stages.
Of a change, significant.
Relating to a quantum computer
Origin: From quantum, noun use of neuter form of quantus.
a definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary
Origin: [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See Quantity,]
In physics, a quantum is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction. Behind this, one finds the fundamental notion that a physical property may be "quantized," referred to as "the hypothesis of quantization". This means that the magnitude can take on only certain discrete values. There is a related term of quantum number. An example of an entity that is quantized is the energy transfer of elementary particles of matter through bosons and of photons. A photon is a single quantum of light, and is referred to as a "light quantum". The energy of an electron bound to an atom orbital is said to be quantized, which results in the stability of atoms, and of matter in general. As incorporated into the theory of quantum mechanics, this is regarded by physicists as part of the fundamental framework for understanding and describing nature at the infinitesimal level. Normally quanta are considered to be discrete packets with energy stored in them. Max Planck considered these quanta to be particles that can change their form. This phenomenon can be observed in black-body radiation during temperature fluctuation.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwon′tum, n. quantity: amount:—pl. Quan′ta.—Quantum sufficit—as much as is sufficient. [L. quantum, neut. of quantus, how great.]
An amount of energy or data expressed as a quantity.
Quantum computing is progressing towards reality.
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The numerical value of quantum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of quantum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of quantum in a Sentence
Cruise lines have made quantum leaps when it comes to designing and building ships that incorporate environmentally-friendly practices.
Quantum fiction is any story that witnesses life and the human experience on a subatomic level.
The next leap in logic : Do they evidence cataracts ? I'm not a medical expert, but my medical experts who I consulted don't necessarily draw that conclusion, and are cataracts caused by arsenic, well, that's another quantum leap in itself.
Relativity keeps anything from happening at once. Quantum mechanics keeps everything from really happening at all.
Love is an inter-dimensional chrono-relationship, having a quantum thread of memories between lives going to infinity of eternity. No matter what the timing of life is, love never dies to the end.
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- quantitat, quàntumCatalan, Valencian
- Quant, Minimum, QuantumGerman
- cuántica, cuanto, cantidad, cuánticos, cuánticoSpanish
- määrä, suuri, kvantti, määrällinen, merkittäväFinnish
- quantum, quantique, quantitéFrench
- kvantum, mennyiségHungarian
- quantistico, quanticoItalian
- 量子, 量Japanese
- kwant, kwantowe, kwantowa, kwantowy, ilośćPolish
- quântico, quantidade, quantumPortuguese
- квант, квантовый, существенный, количество, значительныйRussian
- kvantum, kvant-, kvantitetSwedish
- ควอนตัม, จำนวนThai
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