### Crossword clues for quantum

##### Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

**quantum**

*noun*

**COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES**

**quantum computer**

**quantum leap**

**quantum mechanics**

**quantum theory**

**quantum/great/huge etc leap**

*very great increase or change*in population levels

**taken a quantum leap**

**taken a quantum leap**forward.

**COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS**

**■ NOUN**

**field**

**quantum**

**field**theories of elementary particles, neural networks and quantum chromodynamics.

**quantum**electrodynamics, which is the quantum

**field**theory of light and charged particles.

**quantum**

**field**theory.

**quantum**

**fields**with very definite properties of energy, mass and so on.

**quantum**

**field**.

**gravity**

**quantum**

**gravity**, for two reasons.

**quantum**

**gravity**.

**quantum**

**gravity**will take.

**leap**

**quantum**

**leap**forward in their efforts to secure victory.

**quantum**

**leaps**in output.

**quantum**

**leap**expressed itself partly in population levels.

**quantum**

**leaps**in order to keep their market share.

**quantum**

**leap**in nuclear weapons.

**level**

**quantum**

**level**.

**quantum**

**level**, is sufficiently caused.

**quantum**

**level**get magnified so as to reach the classical level?

**quantum**

**level**.

**quantum**

**level**is the level of molecules, atoms, subatomic particles, etc.

**quantum**

**level**are closely related to classical probabilities.

**quantum**

**level**these terms give important interference effects.

**mechanics**

**quantum**

**mechanics**.

**quantum**

**mechanics**, even a single particle must behave like a wave all by itself.

**quantum**

**mechanics**to give a cosmological constant that is very large.

**quantum**

**mechanics**, we must come to terms with complex-number weightings.

**quantum**

**mechanics**should be important.

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**mechanics**, according to which certain aspects of any subatomic process are inherently unknowable.

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**mechanics**.

**quantum**

**mechanics**and gravity combine.

**number**

**quantum**

**numbers**represent energy levels.

**physics**

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**physics**Technology from the semiconductor industry has allowed an experiment in fundamental physics previously possible only in theory.

**quantum**

**physics**and chaos theory provide.

**quantum**

**physics**as we crossed Kensington Road.

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**physics**, light is wavy as well as particulate.

**state**

**quantum**

**state**, which was a combination of position and velocity.

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**states**.

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**state**.

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**state**of the particle.

**quantum**

**states**are actually described.

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**states**, not necessarily single-particle states.

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**state**if we are prepared to destroy the state of the original.

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**state**of an entire system.

**system**

**quantum**

**systems**exhibit an unexpected degree of togetherness.

**quantum**

**system**.

**quantum**

**systems**it seems that once they have met there is never true parting.

**theory**

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**theory**had for ever joined together.

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**theory**also be playing crucial roles in the physics that underlies our thought processes?

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**theory**of gravity, on the other hand, a third possibility arises.

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**theory**, elementary particles do not really exist until an intelligent observer measures them.

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**theory**, and is dressed up with suitable jargon.

**quantum**

**theory**to understand gravity makes as much sense as trying solve a crossword puzzle with the key to your door.

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**theory**cancel each other out.

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**theory**correct time after time.

**world**

**world**into the

**quantum**world.

**quantum**

**world**!

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**world**is imprecise; it is the domain of Heisenberg uncertainty.

**quantum**

**world**.

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**world**yields a precise answer when it is experimentally interrogated?

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**world**unexpectedly murky.

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**world**.

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**world**no doubt expects to encounter some fairly strange phenomena.

**■ VERB**

**understand**

**understand**relativity and

**quantum**mechanics, or even if these theories are incorrect.

**quantum**theory is needed in order that the actual structure of solids can be properly

**understood**.

**understands**

**quantum**mechanics.

**understand**

**quantum**mechanics, we must come to terms with complex-number weightings.

**understanding**of the

**quantum**world.

**understanding**of Nature than

**quantum**theory can provide.

**EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS**

**quantum**descriptions are very precise, as we shall see, although radically different from the familiar classical ones.

**quantum**theory.

**quantum**level these terms give important interference effects.

**quantum**vacuum: the ultimate free lunch.

**quantum**electrodynamics, which is the quantum field theory of light and charged particles.

**quantum**theory of gravity, on the other hand, a third possibility arises.

**quantum**mechanical in what has been said so far.

**quantum**theory.

##### The Collaborative International Dictionary

**Quantum**

Quantum \Quan"tum\, n.; pl. Quanta. [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See Quantity,]

Quantity; amount. ``Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges.''

--Burke.-
(Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary.

--W. K. Clifford.Quantum meruit[L., as much as he merited] (Law), a count in an action grounded on a promise that the defendant would pay to the plaintiff for his service as much as he should deserve.

Quantum sufficit, or Quantum suff. [L., as much suffices] (Med.), a sufficient quantity; -- abbreviated q. s. in pharmacy.

Quantum valebat[L., as much at it was worth] (Law), a count in an action to recover of the defendant, for goods sold, as much as they were worth.

--Blackstone.

##### Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

**quantum**

1610s, "one's share or portion," from Latin *quantum* (plural *quanta*) "as much as, so much as; how much? how far? how great an extent?" neuter singular of correlative pronomial adjective *quantus* "as much" (see quantity). Introduced in physics directly from Latin by Max Planck, 1900; reinforced by Einstein, 1905. *Quantum theory* is from 1912; *quantum mechanics*, 1922; *quantum jump* is first recorded 1954; *quantum leap*, 1963, often figurative.

##### Wiktionary

**quantum**

a. 1 Of a change, sudden or discrete, without intermediate stages. 2 (context informal English) Of a change, significant. 3 (context physics English) Involving quanta. n. 1 (context now chiefly South Asia English) The total amount of something; quantity. (from 17th c.) 2 The amount or quantity observably present, or available. (from 18th c.) 3 (context physics English) The smallest possible, and therefore indivisible, unit of a given quantity or quantifiable phenomenon. (from 20th c.) 4 (context math English) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary.

##### WordNet

**quantum**

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

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

[also: quanta (pl)]

##### Wikipedia

**Quantum (disambiguation)**

A ** quantum** is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction in physics.

**Quantum** may also refer to:

**Quantum (TV series)**

** Quantum** is an Australian television show about science and technology that aired on ABC television for 16 years. It aired its last episode on 26 April 2001, and has been replaced by

*Catalyst*.

**Quantum (video game)**

**Quantum** is a color vector arcade game designed by General Computer Corp. for Atari Inc. and released in December 1982. The premise of the game is related loosely to quantum physics in that the player directs a probe with a trackball to encircle atomic "particles" for points, without touching various other particles. Once the particles are surrounded by the probe's tail they are destroyed.

**Quantum (album)**

** Quantum** is the third studio album by instrumental rock/ progressive metal supergroup Planet X, released in 2007 (see release history) through Inside Out Music. Guitarist Allan Holdsworth was originally slated to feature on most tracks, but ended up not finishing the project. As a result, his solos remain only on "Desert Girl" and "The Thinking Stone".

**Quantum (statistical programming language)**

**Quantum** is a software package and programming language for statistical survey data validation and manipulation and tabulation. Originally developed by Quantime to run on Unix systems, it was incorporated into SPSS Inc.'s *SPSS MR* product line 1 after its acquisition of Quantime on September 1997.

**Quantum**

In physics, a **quantum** (plural: **quanta**) 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 of the physical property can take on only certain discrete values.

For example, a photon is a single quantum of (visible) light as well as a single quantum of all other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and can be referred to as a "light quantum". The energy of an electron bound to an atom is also quantized, and thus can only exist in certain discrete values. As a result, atoms are stable, and hence matter in general is stable.

As incorporated into the theory of quantum mechanics, this quantization of the energy of electrons and the resulting implications are regarded by physicists as part of the fundamental framework for understanding and describing nature.

**Quantum (book)**

** Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality** is a science history book written by Manjit Kumar. It was released on October 16, 2008.

#### Usage examples of "quantum".

The most astonishing thing was that her conception of the cosmos was basically the same as the one I had sketched out back at Cal Tech, an infinite number of anthropic universes shuffling and reshuffling, combining on a __quantum__ level.

When the next __quantum__ jump comes, from automated self-servicing machinery that can produce all the goods we want with hardly any human intervention, what happens to the Protestant Ethic?

What Prospero and Caliban, two characters from an ancient Shakespearean play, are doing waiting for us on this real Earth, and why the __quantum__ basis for the entire solar system is being screwed up by these Brane Holes that keep popping up.

The malpractice stuff had been more than enough to seriously disrupt and alter his life, but this criminal nonsense was a __quantum__ leap worse, like throwing salt into a mortal wound.

Nam praesidio e regione castrorum relicto et parva manu Metiosedum versus missa, quae tantum progrediatur, __quantum__ naves processissent, reliquas copias contra Labienum duxerunt.

From the apparently indivisible __quanta__ of physical energy, to the boundaries between the solid, liquid and gaseous states - the manyness of the energy patterns is prevented from becoming one homogeneous and ill-defined spectrum by threshold effects.

Earth will follow after which the Vile Offspring will core the planet like an apple, dismantle it into a cloud of newly formed __quantum__ nanocomputers to add to their burgeoning Matrioshka brain.

Vile Offspring will core the planet like an apple, dismantle it into a cloud of newly formed __quantum__ nanocomputers to add to their burgeoning Matrioshka brain.

Earth will follow -- after which the Vile Offspring will core the planet like an apple, and dismantle it into a cloud of newly formed __quantum__ nanocomputers to add to their burgeoning Matrioshka brain.

Theoretically, no one is directly responsible for my execution, since the immutable laws of __quantum__ theory pardon or condemn me from each microsecond to the next.

Extraordinary modulus of tensile strength approaches __quantum__ limits, enabling use as skyline cable.

For science students and teachers, I hope this book will crystallize some of the foundational material of modern physics, such as special relativity, general relativity, and __quantum__ mechanics, while conveying the contagious excitement of researchers closing in on the long-sought unified theory.

This quixotic quest isolated Einstein from the mainstream of physics, which, understandably, was far more excited about delving into the newly emerging framework of __quantum__ mechanics.

Zero-one silicon switch, zero-one __quantum__ foam bubbling up into prokaryote paramecium parakeet philosopher, what difference does it make?

These are the mysteries of the __quanta__, but perhaps the most important for us, is the following: Reality does not exist unless it is observed.