Definition of Quantum in English :

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Quantum meaning in English

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1. quantum

a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory

2. quantum

(physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)

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noun plural -ta (-tə)
1. physics
the smallest quantity of some physical property, such as energy, that a system can possess according to the quantum theory
a particle with such a unit of energy
amount or quantity, esp a specific amount
3. (often used with a negative)
the least possible amount that can suffice
there is not a quantum of evidence for your accusation
something that can be quantified or measured
5. (modifier)
loosely, sudden, spectacular, or vitally important
a quantum improvement

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nounWord forms: plural ˈquanta (ˈkwɑntə ; kwänˈtə)
quantity, or amount
a specified quantity; portion
in the quantum theory, a (or the) fixed, elemental unit, as of energy, angular momentum, etc.

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n. pl. quan·ta (-tə)
1. Physics
a. The smallest amount of a physical quantity that can exist independently, especially a discrete quantity of electromagnetic radiation.
b. This amount of energy regarded as a unit.
2. A quantity or amount.
3. A specified portion.
4. Something that can be counted or measured.
5. A unit of acetylcholine, released at the synaptic cleft of a neuromuscular junction.
Relating to or based upon quantum theory.

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