[ US /ˈkwɑntəm/ ]
[ UK /kwˈɒntəm/ ]
  1. (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)
  2. a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory
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How To Use quantum In A Sentence

  • Specialty disciplines, such as chemical physics and quantum, bioorganic, polymer, radiation, and nuclear chemistry, are available within the four major areas.
  • By the time the higher elevations are reached, such strange notions as Einsteinian curved space-time and the quantum uncertainty principle, heavy meals indeed, seem not so difficult to digest.
  • Physicists like the mathematical beauty of string theory because it banishes the absurdities that pop up when quantum mechanics and gravity combine.
  • The publication of Quantum Leaps is not a fluke; rather it is an exceptionally clear manifestation of the taint, stigma, and taboo surrounding the paranormal.
  • Faced with the new electric fields introduced by the sound wave, the electrons and holes in the quantum well seek out their respective points of minimum energy in the presence of the fields.
  • However, particle physicists (such as superstring theorists) tended to view black holes as being just another quantum state. Singularities and Black Holes
  • ‘In my opinion,’ he says, ‘there are lots of opportunities to engineer these quantum electrodynamic forces.’
  • The Nobel laureate Richard Feynman once made a tentative suggestion that a theory uniting quantum mechanics and relativity might lead to an objective state reduction, and others have taken up and built on this idea.
  • Such people often see their lives more effectively framed by the reality metaphors that modern quantum physics and chaos theory provide.
  • But this information about the distribution of matter is given to us only statistically by quantum theory. The Origin of the Universe
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